RIYADH -UNS – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the heads of the Arab countries on Monday attended the closing ceremony of Gulf Shield-1 joint military exercise in Saudi Arabia.
The month long exercise Gulf Shield-1 was participated by troops from 24 countries and was aimed at strengthening “military and security cooperation and coordination” among the regional countries.
The prime minister attended the exercises on the special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The closing ceremony was also attended by the heads of Arab countries.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and discussed matters pertaining to mutual interests.
Minister for Defense Khurram Dastgir Khan and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also accompanied the prime minister during the meeting.
The premier also met crown prince Muhammad bin Salman and Minister for Defense.