RIYADH: The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Riyadh. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations, with particular focus on military relations, and discussed issues of common concern.
Gen Bajwa reiterated that security and safeguard of Harmain Shareefain (Two Holy Mosque) and Saudi interests are prime duty of Pakistan armed forces and no stone would be left unturned in this regard. He also condemned the Houthi rebels’ attacks on Saudi territories. Prince Monahammed appreciated this brotherly gesture and assured him of every possible support to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has condemned ballistic missile attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen on the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. “The timely interception by Saudi Air Defense saved the civilian populated city from grave consequences,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Such attacks targeting the unarmed civilian population are a violation of international law and condemnable,” the ministry added, denouncing “repeated” Houthi missile attacks on Saudi territory. “These attacks pose a threat to the security of the Kingdom and the Holy Places.” Pakistan reiterated its solidarity with the Saudi government and people, and renewed its commitment to support the Kingdom’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to protect its holy sites.