Saudi assistant defence minister calls on Khwaja Asif, COAS

Saudi assistant defence minister calls on Khwaja Asif, COAS

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Assistant Defence Minister Engineer Talat Abdullah Alotaibi Wednesday, 25 January 2023 called on Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir separately.

Talking to Saudi Assistant defence minister, Khwaja Asif proposed an all-encompassing strategic cooperation agreement to deepen defence ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

“Building on a solid legacy, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are progressing towards a comprehensive defence relationship for the 21st Century,” the minister said.

Khawaja Asif expressed good wishes and prayers for the health of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. Asif proposes comprehensive strategic cooperation accord to deepen defence ties with KSA

The Saudi minister stated that the KSA wanted to enhance defence-related collaborations with Pakistan, particularly in the field of defence production. Secretary Defence Lt Gen (R) Hamood uz Zaman Khan was also present during the meeting.

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister of Defense, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Major General Talal Abdullah Al-Otaibi also called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir here at General Headquarters (GHQ), the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said. They discussed defence cooperation and bilateral relations between the two countries.

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