ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia for three-day visit, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud specially invited the COAS and Pakistani premier. During the visit PM will also witness the ongoing military exercises and will attend the closing ceremony.
A number of other Heads of State and Government have also been invited to witness the event. Troops from twenty one countries, including Pakistan are participating in the exercise in the northern region of Saudi Arabia.
The main goal of the exercise is to improve training in responding to the threat posed by terrorist groups.
Pakistan enjoys cordial and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia, which are characterized by strong bonds of affinity, mutual respect and solidarity, and draw strength from shared historical, cultural and Islamic values.