ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, has discussed strengthening security cooperation with Pakistan Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
Prince Faisal arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday for a day-long visit to review with Pakistani officials progress in various fields of bilateral cooperation.
It was the Saudi minister’s second state visit to Pakistan in a year. He was last in Islamabad in December 2020.
He met Bajwa at the Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi.
“They reviewed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, and the meeting dealt with strengthening joint cooperation to maintain security and stability,” the Saudi foreign ministry said in a series of tweets.
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The Pakistani military’s media wing, ISPR, said in a statement after the visit that Gen. Bajwa and Prince Faisal had also discussed the regional security situation, including the Afghan peace process.
“Matters of bilateral interest, evolving security situation of the region, including Afghanistan Peace Process and collaboration for regional peace and connectivity were discussed during the meeting,” the ISPR said, adding that the Saudi FM had assured Pakistan of Saudi Arabia’s “unflinching support” and “appreciated sincere efforts and role Pakistan played for promoting peace and stability in the region.”