RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Qatar on Wednesday met Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Matters related to regional security and defence cooperation were discussed, a press release of Inter Services Public relations stated here.

The Emir thanked the COAS for visiting Qatar to strengthen the bondage between two brotherly countries and the armed forces.

The Emir of Qatar reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar shared strong strategic relationship. He acknowledged Pakistan's role in development and strengthening of Qatar and its armed forces.

He expressed his desire for enhanced defence and security cooperation between the two countries and its armed forces.

The Emir of Qatar acknowledged Pakistan's positive role towards regional peace and stability. He commended successes of Pakistan Army in its campaign against terrorism and militancy.

The COAS thanked Emir of Qatar for his hospitality. He said that Pakistan Army also looked forward to enhancing defence and security cooperation with Qatar.-APP