RIYADH (Monitoring Desk) The ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia has been the beneficiary of a rare distinction that no other Pakistani ambassador to Saudi Arabia has ever accomplished before him. According to media sources, at the invitation of Saudi forces, Raja Ali Ijaz, Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, visited the Personnel and Command College in Riyadh. He also lectured on bilateral ties and the situation in the region. This is the first time that a Pakistani diplomat has been welcomed to lecture at the Saudi Command and Staff College.
Raja Ali Ijaz visited the War Wing of the Command and Staff College in Riyadh at the invitation of Maj. Gen. Al-Rawili, Commander of the Saudi Command and Staff College, and briefed students on the bilateral ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the problems facing both countries in the region. During the conference, he offered a brief summary of Pakistan’s past and addressed Pak-Saudi relations in the context of the current political and economic situation. The Ambassador of Pakistan also highlighted the role of Pakistanis living in the building and growth of the OIC and Saudi Arabia. On the occasion, Pakistani Ambassador Raja Ali Ijaz also shared his views on the problems and prospects facing both countries in the 21st century.
At the end of the lecture, the students posed a variety of questions about the consequences of the regional situation for relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. It can be noted here that two days before the lecture by the Ambassador of Pakistan, the Chief of the Indian Army also visited the Command and Staff College, which was on a special visit to Saudi Arabia.