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Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces met Chairman JCSC Pakistan


Islamabad, 6 October 2021 (TDI): Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily, met Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), General Nadeem Raza. The meeting took place at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.

The meeting marked the discussion of security dynamics, regional and global issues. The two leaders also exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan. They also discussed existing defense ties and explored the prospects of enhancing bilateral military engagements.

The visiting dignitary, Admiral Fahad, appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan Peace Process and its constructive engagement with Kabul post-US withdrawal. He also acknowledged Pakistan’s role and sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

Chairman JCSC, General Nadeem, said Pakistan Defence Forces highly values its brotherly ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He further added cooperation between the two countries will have a positive impact on peace and security in the region. He also expressed his resolve to further enhance existing defense ties.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share cordial diplomatic relations based on mutual trust and solidarity. In 1951, the two countries signed the Friendship Treaty which laid the basis for cooperation. Both countries are leading members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The two countries also maintain close military ties. The defense ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were formalized in 1967 under the “Agreement on Security Cooperation”. In 1982, the Protocol Agreement regarding “Deputation of Pakistani Personnel and Military Training” was also signed. Pakistan provides technical assistance and training to Saudi soldiers and pilots. Saudi Arabia is also one of the largest importers of Pakistani arms. During the current meeting, both leaders pledged to further augment defense ties.


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