Pakistan, Saudi Arabia vow to solidify efforts in defence collaboration

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia vow to solidify efforts in defence collaboration

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Friday agreed to solidify efforts in defence collaboration, with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir reaffirming the army's continued support towards capacity building of Royal Saudi Land Forces, the military’s media wing stated on Friday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the assertion was made during a meeting between the COAS and Assistant Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, who called on the army chief at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and measures to further enhance bilateral defence collaboration including defence production and military training were discussed.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army's achievements and sacrifices in war against terrorism and Army's valuable contributions towards regional peace and stability.

The Saudi assistant defence minister also participated in the 5th Meeting of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Defence Collaboration at GHQ, which he co-chaired by Chief of General Staff of Pakistan Army.
The forum discussed challenges to global and regional security and their implications on Defence Forces.

It noted that rapid advancements in modern technologies necessitated defence industrial cooperation in critical capabilities between the two brotherly countries.

Both sides reiterated their resolve to solidify the efforts in defence collaboration with focused approach to target specific capabilities in land, air and sea domains.

In this context, concrete proposals were deliberated by the forum to meet tangible objectives within specific timelines.