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Saudi minister discusses regional security with Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Saudi Arabia’s Assistance Minister of Defence Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh discussed regional security situation among other ‘matters of mutual interest’ with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi.

“During the meeting views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest, including defence and security cooperation between both the countries and overall regional security situation,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday.

The meeting comes a day after Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz met Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al Jubeir at his office in Riyadh, when Prime Minister Imran Khan was visiting Iran.

Pakistan maintains cordial relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia – the regional rivals, who are supporting opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen as well as different political factions in Iraq and Lebanon.