Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and reviewed bilateral relations and the ways of enhancing them.
During the reception, according to Saudi media, the army chief and the Saudi crown prince "reviewed bilateral relations and the ways of enhancing them, in addition to a number of issues of common concern."
Saudi media reported that the reception was also attended by Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman and National Security Adviser Dr Musaed bin Muhammad al Aiban.
The army chief is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) from January 4. He is expected to return to Pakistan on January 10.
This is Gen Munir’s first overseas official trip ever since he took charge as the army chief.
The ISPR had said that the army chief during the week-long visit would be meeting the senior leadership of both countries and discussing matters of mutual interest, military-to-military cooperation and bilateral relations focusing on security-related subjects.
Gen Munir took over the command of the Pakistan Army from Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in November of last year at a ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
With the change of command, Gen Munir became the 17th army chief.
Gen Munir was commissioned in the 23rd Frontier Force Regiment in 1986. He passed out with the 17th Officers Training course, Mangla and was awarded the coveted sword of honour.
Before taking charge, he was posted as the quartermaster general at the General Headquarters.
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