Qatar seeks Pakistan Army assistance for Football World Cup security

Qatar seeks Pakistan Army assistance for Football World Cup security

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Qatar met country's Prime Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, military’s media wing, General Qamar Javed Bajwa also met  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 of Qatar acknowledged Pakistan's contributions towards development and growth of Qatar. He also 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 Army Chief 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.

COAS thanked the General while also assuring him to work for undertaking training cooperation.

He also visited the Qatar Emiri Guard Headquarters and met Major General  Hazza Bin khalid Al Shahwani.