RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held separate meetings with Qatari leadership in Doha on Monday and discussed in detail the facilitation of reconciliation process in Afghanistan through Qatar office.
His meeting took place with Emir of the state of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah Bin Naseer Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Minister of Defence affairs Doctor Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiya and Commander Qatari Emiri Land Force (QELF) Major General Muhammad Bin Ali Al-Ghanim.
During the meetings with Emir and the prime minister, matters related to regional security and enhanced bilateral defence cooperation also came under discussion.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Qatari leadership reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar share brotherly relations which over a period of time are transforming into strategic and mutually beneficial ties.
While expressing their satisfaction at the level of defence relations between armed forces of both countries, both sides underscored the importance of further enhancing the cooperation.
The leadership of Qatar acknowledged Pakistan’s role in bringing about regional stability and appreciated Pakistan Army’s efforts in countering terrorism and bringing peace in the region.
Earlier in the day, the COAS reached Doha on a one-day official visit to meet political and military leadership of Qatar.