By News Desk
RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the top Qatari leadership, including Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, during which matters of mutual interest, defence and security cooperation were discussed, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.
“Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Qatar on two days official visit. During the visit, COAS witnessed passing out parade at Ahmed bin Mohammad Military College,” it said.
According to the statement, the COAS appreciated high standards of the institution and its efforts towards grooming of young cadets to take on challenges of the future battlefield.
Later, Gen Bajwa called on Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar; Doctor Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiya, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Affairs; and Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanim bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim, Chief of Staff Qatar Armed Forces. “During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, defence & security cooperation and regional geo-political environment were discussed,” the statement added.
The Qatari leadership also reiterated that both countries share brotherly relations of “strategic value”, it said, adding: “While expressing their satisfaction over the level of defence relations between the two Armed Forces, both sides underscored the importance of further enhancing the cooperation.”