COAS Gen Bajwa terms OIC meeting 'historic development'

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  • COAS Gen Bajwa meets Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud.
  • Two leaders discuss matters of mutual interest, bilateral defence relations.
  • Saudi minister appreciates Pakistan’s efforts for hosting the OIC’s 48th Council of Foreign Ministers.


Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday termed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference a "historic development for bringing the international community to a shared vision and joint strategy to find a solution to emerging challenges vital for peace and stability," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

A brief statement issued by the military's media wing stated that COAS met Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud.

"During the meeting, the matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and bilateral defence relations between the two countries were discussed," the ISPR said.

Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan values its historical and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and acknowledges its unique place in the Islamic world.

Meanwhile, the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan's situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

He also appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for hosting the OIC’s 48th Council of Foreign Ministers.

— Thumbnail image of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and  Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud is a file photo.