RIYADH: The army chief General Raheel Sharif, who is on three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, called on the Saudi Defence Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in defence field.
The Saudi defence minister conferred King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Grade upon General Raheel Sharif.
The army chief also held separate meetings with deputy interior minister Abdul Rahman bin Ali Al Rubaian, Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces General Hussain Bin Abdullah Al Qubayyal and Commander Royal Saudi Land Forces Lieutenant General Eid Bin Awadh Al Shalwi.
The meetings focused on defence and security cooperation, regional stability and steps towards strengthening bonds between the two countries. The army chief reiterated goodwill of the government and people of Pakistan, and thanked Saudi leadership for Saudi Arabia’s support to Pakistan and its armed forces.
Later in the day, the army chief was also the guest of honour on a luncheon hosted by General Hussain Bin Abdullah Al Qubayyal Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces.