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Pakistan army contingent to join training, advisory mission in Saudi Arabia

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The Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations agency said on Thursday that a contingent of troops will be stationed in Saudi Arabia on a “training and advisory mission.”

The announced was made following a meeting between the Saudi Ambassador, Nawaf Saeed al-Maliki, and Pakistan’s Army Chief General, Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The troops will be joining nearly 1,180 others already stationed in the kingdom, the Dawn newspaper. The formerly deployed troops were also serving in training and advisory reports, said the ISPR report.

Pakistan is one of 41 members at the Saudi-led Islamic Military Coutner Terrorism Coalition which was launched by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, last year.