Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq
Parvez Kayani is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, where
he will hold talks on bilateral relations, especially defence
and security cooperation, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.
Kayani left for Saudi Arabia last night though an
official announcement was made only this morning.
The powerful army chief is scheduled to meet the senior
civil and military leadership of Saudi Arabia, the spokesman
"Discussions will be focused on bilateral relations, with
emphasis on security and defence aspects," the spokesman said.
Kayani`s visit assumes significance as it comes at a time
when Pakistani lawmakers are debating recommendations for
revamping ties with the US and NATO and recasting the
country’s foreign policy.