Army chief, Saudi Assistant Defence Minister discuss regional security

Army chief, Saudi Assistant Defence Minister discuss regional security

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Saudi Arabia's Assistant Minister of Defence Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Monday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

According to the ISPR, matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, including regional security and enhanced bilateral defence cooperation.

Last week, Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General Austin Scott Miller met at GHQ.

According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest with particular reference to regional security and ongoing Afghan reconciliation process were discussed during the meeting.

Both expressed unanimity of views on the importance of the political resolution of the Afghan situation and underlined that only the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led inclusive process can lead to peace in Afghanistan.

They also reaffirmed the need for continuing harmonized efforts against terrorists and for effective border management.

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that the country is committed to efforts for peace in Afghanistan as it is important for peace in Pakistan, the ISPR statement added.