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Qatar seeks Pakistan Army assistance over FIFA World Cup 2022 security

Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has expressed his desire to learn from Pakistan Army’s experience in security domain and sought their assistance during forthcoming Football World Cup in 2022 in Qatar including provision of manpower.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who was on an official visit to Qatar met Al Thani, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, Major General  Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim and Commander Qatar Emiri Guard, Major General  Hazza Bin Khalil Al Shahwani on Tuesday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces Qatar as the host nation for the FIFA World Cup 2022 (Image: Reuters)

Al Thani acknowledged Pakistan’s contributions towards development and growth of Qatar.

He also hailed Pakistan Army’s contributions towards regional peace, adding that people of Qatar greatly value people of Pakistan and trust their time tested commitment for working in Qatar.

Qatar Prime Minister also shared his desire to move forward with Pakistan on multiple fronts including cyber security, defence  production and ease of travel.

General Bajwa 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.

The Pakistan Army Chief thanked the General while also assuring him to work for undertaking training cooperation.

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

He also visited Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College where Pakistani tri services contingent of 166 members is imparting training.

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