COAS Asim Munir visits Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip
Pakistan Army chief and Saudi defence minister discuss ways of strengthening cooperation
RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir has arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first official visit to a foreign country since assuming the command of Pakistan armed forces.
During the visit, the Pakistan Army chief held a meeting with Saudi Defence Miniser Khalid bin Salman wherein matters of mutual interests were discussed.
The kingdom’s minister in a tweet said, “We emphasized the strategic partnership between our brotherly countries, reviewed the bilateral military and defense relations, and discussed ways of strengthening our cooperation”.
Pleased to meet H.E General Asim Munir, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff. We emphasized the strategic partnership between our brotherly countries, reviewed the bilateral military and defense relations, and discussed ways of strengthening our cooperation. pic.twitter.com/HAtcNKX6O3— Khalid bin Salman (kbsalsaud) January 4, 2023
After wrapping up his visit to Saudi Arabia, the COAS would head to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss bilateral security cooperation.
Meanwhile, the Inter-Services Public Relations said the army chief is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE from Jan 4 to Jan 10. COAS will be meeting the senior leadership of both brotherly countries to discuss matters of mutual interest military to military cooperation and bilateral relations focusing on security related subjects.