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Pakistan Army Chief meets King Salman, defence and security cooperation discussed

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(Riyadh- AlummahWorld-Muharram 23, 1437, November 5, 2015) Pakistan`s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naif Abdulaziz Al Saud and Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan Army, matters of mutual interest, bilateral defence and security cooperation were discussed.


Pakistan Army Chief exchanged views on important matters with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and other officials. The Army Chief said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s role for stability in the region is significant. He vowed that Pakistan will protect the integrity of Saudi Arabia.

They agreed that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share great history of cordial relations, deep spirit of brotherhood which transforming into enduring partnership.


Both dignitaries acknowledged; Pakistan Saudi Arabia are vital players in regional stability with significant responsibility towards Muslim Ummah.
General Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to safety, protection of Harmain Al Sharifain and territorial integrity of Kingdom.

Both sides re-emphasized on need to join hands to eliminate the menace of terrorism and reinvigorate the mechanism to roll back extremism.
Saudi King and Crown Prince reassured COAS; consider any threat to Pakistan’s integrity unacceptable, will support peace, stability in Pakistan.


The King, Crown Prince and Defence Minister said that they hold Pakistan and Pakistan Army in high esteem, also appreciated the achievements of Pak Army in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

General Sharif appreciated growing counter terrorism cooperation, Intelligence sharing, limiting space of terrorists & extremists in all domains including choking flow of funding.