RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak has said that Pakistan attached great importance to its special relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and desired to further expand its cooperation to all fields.
In a meeting with the Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al Malki at the Ministry of Defence in Rawalpindi on Thursday, Khattak highlighted the enduring brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia based on mutual trust.
The minister also extended his good wishes for the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques HRH King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.
During the interaction, issues relating to existing bilateral defence relations and areas of future cooperation were deliberated upon. Both sides expressed satisfaction over the present status of mutual defence collaboration and agreed to work together towards its enhancement.
The Saudi ambassador reaffirmed continued support of his government to Pakistan.
Later, the Saudi ambassador also called on the Secretary Ministry of Defence Lt. General (retd) Ikram-ul-Haq and congratulated him on his appointment.
During the meeting, matters related to mutual interest were discussed. The prevailing political and security situation in the region also came under discussion.
The secretary defence apprised the ambassador about the efforts of Pakistani armed forces in countering menace of terrorism and ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.