Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was awarded the King Abdul Aziz Award of Saudi Arabia by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. General Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan played a bridging role in the military and civilian leadership of both the countries. BAADBAN Report by Sohail Rana from Jeddah

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, decorated the Commander of the Pakistani Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa with King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Class, in implementation of the order of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

This comes in recognition of Bajwa distinguished efforts in consolidating and strengthening bonds of friendship and joint cooperation and developing Saudi-Pakistani relations.

The Crown Prince met Bajwa in Jeddah on Saturday, where they reviewed bilateral relations, especially in the military fields, and opportunities for developing them. They also discussed a number of issues of common interest.

The occasion was attended by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense; Chief of General Staff Lieutenant-General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili and a number of senior officials from the two sides