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CJCSC calls on King Abdullah: seeks to increase ties as strategic partner.

ISLAMABAD, 08 April , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Tariq Majid, on his third day of official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia met the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and briefed him on the security and economic challenges faced by Pakistan. According to a message received here Wednesday, the CJCSC also apprised Saudi King about his meetings with Saudi Military leaders as well as Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Saud Al-Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and Assistant Minister of Interior Prince Mohammad Bin Naif Bin Abdul Aziz. Thanking His Majesty for conferring upon him King Abdal Aziz Al Saud Excellence Medal, General Tariq Majid, said that Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have very special relations rooted in common faith and ideological kinship. Both countries have an abiding interest in each others security, stability and progress. Therefore the mutually beneficial, bilateral defence relations are priority driven by the desire to advance shared security goals, promote regional stability, and contribute towards global peace and harmony. He said that Pakistan seeks to increase the profile of these ties to strategic partnership. King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, while welcoming General Tariq, prayed for solidarity of Pakistan and indicated his support for myriad of challenges faced by Pakistan. Earlier, General Tariq Majid in a separate meeting with Commander Royal Saudi Land Forces, Lieutenant General Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Al Marshed, discussed regional security situation and bilateral service matters.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:7SAUD
Date:Apr 8, 2009
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