In response to a media question regarding joint military exercise in Saudi Arabia, the Spokesperson said that “Given their close fraternal ties, Pakistan and Saudi-Arabia have cooperated in the field of defence for the past many decades. This includes military exercises and intense training cooperation in various domains. Both countries have training exchanges in which trainers are sent to Saudi Arabia for multiple training areas and Saudi Armed Forces personnel also receive training in Pakistan. It is in this backdrop that Pakistan is participating in a multi-national exercise on counter-terrorism being held in Saudi Arabia. A small Pakistani defence contingent also remains stationed in Saudi Arabia under a bilateral arrangement.
15 Feb, 2016