Pakistan to station army contingent in Saudi Arabia: ISPR

February 15, 2018

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan army contingent will be stationed in Saudi Arabia on a ‘training and advisory mission’, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The announcement followed a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador, Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki, and Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa earlier today (Thursday) at General Headquarters Rawalpindi.

Matters of mutual interest including regional security situation were discussed during the meeting, ISPR said.

“In continuation of ongoing Pak-KSA bilateral security cooperation, Pakistan Army contingent is being sent to KSA on training and advise mission. These or troops already there will not be employed outside KSA. Pak Army maintains bilateral security cooperation with many other Gulf Cooperation Council/regional countries,” ISPR said. – Samaa