- Head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), General Faiz Hameed is also accompanying the army chief.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday.
According to media reports, head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), General Faiz Hameed also accompanied the army chief. The COAS's visit is aimed at damage control between the close nations after a recent statement by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Earlier in August, Qureshi had asked that the Saudi-led Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) convene a high-level meeting relating to Indian-occupied Kashmir.
"If you cannot convene it, then I’ll be compelled to ask Prime Minister Imran Khan to call a meeting of the Islamic countries that are ready to stand with us on the issue of Kashmir and support the oppressed Kashmiris,” Qureshi had said.
However, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar told Reuters that the visit was pre-planned and primarily military affairs oriented.