Pakistan-Qatar defence, cyber security ties to be enhanced: COAS-PM Qatar
RAWALPINDI: (APP) Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on an official visit to Qatar on Tuesday met Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, Major General Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim and Commander Qatar Emiri Guard, Major General Hazza Bin Khalil Al Shahwani.
The Prime Minister acknowledged Pakistan's contributions towards development and growth of Qatar, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release here stated.
The Prime Minister hailed Pakistan Army's contributions towards regional peace. He said that people of Qatar greatly value people of Pakistan and trust their time tested commitment for working in Qatar.
He expressed his desire to learn from Pakistan Army's experience in security domain and also seeking assistance during forthcoming Football World Cup in Qatar including provision of manpower.
The Prime Minister also shared his desire to move forward with Pakistan on multiple fronts including cyber security, defence production and ease of travel.
The COAS thanked the Prime Minister for his expression and assured him all possible cooperation in the desired fields.
During his meeting with Major General Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, the host appreciated Pakistan Army's professionalism and performance in ongoing fight against terrorism.
He showed his interest for joint training and field exercises.
The COAS thanked the general while also assuring him to work for undertaking training cooperation.
The COAS also visited the Qatar Emiri Guard Headquarters and met Major General Hazza Bin Khalid Al Shahwani.
He visited Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College where Pakistani tri-services contingent of 166 members is imparting training.