Zardari confers HI on Commander Saudi Armed forces

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz (military) on Commander Royal Saudi Land Forces Lt Gen Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Mershed, for his meritorious services in bringing the two countries closer. The award has been conferred in recognition of his “consistent and valuable contribution in promoting relations and understanding” between the two countries and the Armies.Earlier in a meeting they discussed matters relating to bilateral relations including defence cooperation.The Saudi General was accompanied by Saudi Ambassador Abdul Aziz Bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadir, Maj Gen Abdullah Muhammad Al-Aamir, Maj.  Gen Saad Ali Qami, Brig Abdullah Saeed Al-Ghamdi. Minister for Defense Ch. Ahmed Mukhtar, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, Acting Defence Secretary Maj Gen ® Mir Haider Ali Khan and Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar besides other senior officials – APP