ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to Qatar, separately called on Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the state of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Naseer Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar.
According to Inter Services Public Relations here on Monday, COAS also held separate meetings with Minister of Defence Affairs, Doctor Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiya and Major General Muhammad Bin Ali Al-Ghanim, Commander Qatari Emiri Land Force (QELF).
During the meetings with Emir and Prime Minister, matters related to regional security and enhanced bilateral defence cooperation came under discussion.
Facilitation of reconciliation process in Afghanistan through Qatar office was discussed in detail.
Qatari leadership reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar shared brotherly relations which over a period of time were 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.