Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince receives Pakistani army’s chief of staff

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Asim Munir at the winter camp in the Kingdom’s ancient city of AlUla, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.

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Pakistan’s Lieutenant General Munir was welcomed with a reception which was also attended by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Defense, and Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed al-Aiban, the Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet, and National Security Adviser. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ameer Khurram, and a number of Pakistani officials were also in attendance.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Asim Munir at the winter camp in AlUla. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Asim Munir at the winter camp in AlUla. (SPA)

They reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways of enhancing them, in addition to a number of issues of mutual interest and concern.

The meeting between the Crown Prince and Lieutenant General is a sign of the continued strong bilateral ties, and a commitment to working together to address the challenges facing the region.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Asim Munir at the winter camp in AlUla. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Asim Munir at the winter camp in AlUla. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have a long history of close relations, with both countries seeing each other as key allies in the region. The Kingdom is also a major provider of aid and investment to Pakistan, and the two countries have cooperated on security and military matters.

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