Continuous efforts of Pakistan’s army for peace in region admirable: Qatari envoy

RAWALPINDI: Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Dr Mutlaq Bin Majed Al Qahtani has said continuous efforts of Pakistan’s army for peace and stability in region admirable.

During a meeting with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday Dr Mutlaq lauded Pakistan’s civil and military forces for their countless sacrifices in establishing peace in the region, according to ISPR.

In a statement the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Director General Inter-Services Intelligence was also present in the meeting.

Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, cooperation in various fields and facilitation of reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed in detail.

The Army Chief reiterated that both countries share great historic cordial relations and deep rooted spirit of brotherhood, which has transformed into an enduring partnership.

The visiting dignitary also lauded Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for better relations between the two countries.

Separately, talking to special envoy of Qatar Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani the interior minister said it has always been the stance of Pakistan that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict.

Sheikh Rasheed said lasting peace in Afghanistan is a long standing dream of Pakistan. Commending the efforts of Qatar for peace in Afghanistan, he stressed on to continue dialogue with the Afghan Taliban for maintaining peace.

While appreciating the close fraternal ties between Pakistan and Qatar, the minister discussed ways and means of enhancing the existing economic cooperation, investment in food security and other sectors.

Speaking on the occasion, Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani said Peace in Afghanistan is essential for the social and economic development of the region. He lauded Pakistan s civil and military institutions for their countless sacrifices in establishing peace.

The special envoy discussed Qatar’s plan to enhance bilateral cooperation in myriad fields and undertake educational projects in Pakistan.