Saudi Defence Minister Salman Al Saud leaves after day-long visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defence Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud departed on Sunday after a day-long visit to Pakistan.

During his visit, Salman Al Saud met with political and military leadership and discussed bilateral matters and regional situation.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would stand by Saudi Arabia if any threat arises to its territorial integrity.

Earlier, during a one-and-half hour meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defence Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud who called on him at General Headquarters, the COAS said Pakistan has good relations with every country in the region.

Pakistan has special relation with Saudi Arabia and values the relation between two countries, said the ISPR statement, adding that any attack on Saudi Arabia will be strongly countered.

The Saudi prince appreciated the efforts of Pakistan and its armed forces in war against terrorism, and also for keeping peace and stability in the region.

The Saudi prince was received by Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and PM’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz besides senior military and civil officers at Nur Khan Airbase. He went straight to General Headquarters after landing in the country.

This is the second high-profile visitor from Riyadh in three days. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir visited Islamabad on Thursday for discussing Riyadh’s tensions with Tehran and the counter-terrorism coalition that Saudi Arabia has announced.


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