RAWALPINDI: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the state of Qatar called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation especially current situation in Afghanistan and cooperation in various fields were discussed.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Bajwa reiterated shared resolve of extending humanitarian assistance for Afghans. He said that Pakistan remains committed to working with its international partners for peace in the region and ensuring a stable and prosperous future for the people of Afghanistan.
The Qatari dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in successful evacuation operations from Afghanistan, efforts for regional stability and pledged to play their role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.
Solidarity with Afghans
A day earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani had called on Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon the international community to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people, engage positively, and create incentives to ensure sustainable peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan.
The prime minister emphasised that it is vital to stabilise the security situation, prevent a humanitarian crisis, and stabilise the economy in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan has and will continue to play its role for the economic uplift, humanitarian relief and assistance to Afghanistan.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on the developments in Afghanistan and diversifying Pakistan-Qatar relations. Highlighting that Pakistan had suffered enormously due to protracted conflict in Afghanistan, the prime minister underscored the importance of a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region.
The prime minister lauded Qatar’s role in support of the Afghan peace process. He also conveyed warm regards to the Emir of Qatar.
The Qatari leader acknowledged Pakistan’s important role as well as efforts for regional peace and stability. He also underscored Qatar’s commitment to maintain close contact with Pakistan on bilateral and regional matters.