Qatari commander calls on COAS Bajwa at GHQ

Both dignitaries discuss matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including Afghan peace process

News Desk March 03, 2021
COAS Gen Qamar addresses troops during visit to tribal districts near Afghanistan border on Tuesday. SCREENGRAB


Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces Major General Saeed Hassen Mohammad Al-Khayareen called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual and professional interest, regional security situation including Afghan Peace Process and enhanced bilateral defence and security cooperation were discussed.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts for regional peace and reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar share brotherly relations which over a period of time are transforming into mutually beneficial ties.

COAS thanked the dignitary and said that Pak Army greatly values its brotherly relations with its time-tested friend, referring to the nation Arab nation.

Earlier on arrival at GHQ, commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs monument. A smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented the Guard of Honour to visiting dignitary.

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Earlier on Monday, British High Commissioner Christian Turner also called on COAS Gen Bajwa and discussed the Afghan peace process among other matters of mutual interest, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The military's media wing said that the meeting took place at GHQ in Rawalpindi in which the overall regional security situation also came under discussion.