RAWALPINDI (Agencies): The Chief of Army Staff, General Syed Asim Munir, has reaffirmed the Pakistan Army’s ongoing commitment to the capacity building of the Royal Saudi Land Forces. This affirmation was made during a meeting between General Syed Asim Munir and the Assistant Minister of Defence for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, at the GHQ in Rawalpindi.

The meeting focused on matters of mutual interest and strategies to further enhance bilateral defence collaboration, including defence production and military training. The visiting dignitary acknowledged the achievements and sacrifices of the Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism, as well as its valuable contributions towards regional peace and stability.

The Saudi Assistant Defence Minister also participated in the 5th Meeting of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Defence Collaboration at GHQ, co-chaired by the Chief of General Staff of the Pakistan Army. The forum discussed global and regional security challenges and their implications on Defence Forces.

The forum noted that rapid advancements in modern technologies necessitate defence industrial cooperation in critical capabilities between the two countries. Both sides reiterated their resolve to solidify efforts in defence collaboration, with a focused approach to target specific capabilities in land, air, and sea domains.

In this context, the forum deliberated concrete proposals to achieve tangible objectives within specific timelines.

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