FM expresses resolve to further strengthen cooperation with KSA

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has reiterated Pakistan's firm support for safety and security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He was addressing the inaugural session of the Ministerial Committee of the Political and Security Pillar of the Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Committee, held in Riyadh on Thursday.

The session was jointly chaired by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

Underscoring the longstanding fraternal and strategic ties between the two countries, the Foreign Minister expressed his resolve to further strengthen cooperation across entire spectrum of bilateral relations to realize the aspirations of the leaderships of the two countries.

The two sides shared assessment of the changing regional and global environments and reaffirmed their commitment to continue coordinating positions on all issues of common concern including, among others, Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Afghanistan Yemen and Syria.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed the importance of continued coordination between the two countries on combating activities of terrorist groups that aim to undermine the security and stability of the regional countries.

The Foreign Minister also highlighted the need to further strengthen institutionalized linkages between the two countries to counter threats in the security domain.

The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction on existing military and defence ties between the two brotherly countries and underscored Pakistan's commitment to further bolster cooperation in this area.

The meeting was held under the framework of Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Council which is chaired by the Prime Ministers of both countries.

Source: Radio Pakistan