Saudi FM praises Pakistan's role for peace in Afghanistan during meeting with COAS Bajwa

09:52 AM | 20 Dec, 2021
Saudi FM praises Pakistan's role for peace in Afghanistan during meeting with COAS Bajwa
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RAWALPINDI – Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud called on Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the military media wing said Sunday.

A statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations Pakistan said Prince Faisal bin Farhan appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation. Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan, and bilateral defence relations.

Pakistani top commander admired Saudi leadership for convening the 17th Extraordinary Session of OIC CFM in Islamabad and noted that the conference was extremely important to channelise international efforts and save Afghanistan from looming security and humanitarian crises.

COAS also reiterated that Pakistan valued its historical and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and acknowledged the Kingdom’s unique place in the Islamic world.

Gen Bajwa also emphasized that peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute was crucial for stability in the region and stressed that Pakistan wanted cordial ties with all its neighbors in pursuit of regional peace and prosperity, the statement added.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Islamabad’s role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play the part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with the country at all levels, ISPR said.

Earlier, the foreign ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Malaysia called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the 17th extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

In a meeting with Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, PM Imran conveyed cordial greetings for King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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