Pakistan will respond to any threats posed to Saudi Arabia’s security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan will respond to any threats posed to Saudi Arabia’s security.

The decision was taken during a high level meeting chaired by the PM today in Islamabad.

The meeting participants included, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

The developing situation in Yemen and surrounding areas in the Middle East were reviewed and discussed during the meeting.

It was also decided that a top civil-military delegation will be dispatched to Saudi Arabia on Friday.

The delegation will include Khawaja Asif, Sartaz Aziz and other top military figures.

Sharif told the meeting that “Pakistan enjoys close and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and attaches great importance to their security.”