RAWALPINDI, “Building on a solid legacy, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are progressing towards a comprehensive defence relationship for the twenty-first century”, said Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif while welcoming Saudi Assistant Defence Minister, H.E. Engr. Talat Abdullah Alotaibi, who called on him alongwith a delegation in the Ministry of Defence.
Federal Minister expressed good wishes and prayers for health and prosperity of the custodian of the two Holy Mosques, HRH King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. Assistant Defence Minister of the Saudi Arabia stated that KSA seeks Pakistan’s support in the field of defence production and to enhance defence related collaborations. Defence Minister proposed an all-encompassing strategic cooperation agreement to deepen defence ties between two countries. Secretary Defence Lt. Gen (Retd) Hamood uz Zaman Khan was also present during the meeting.