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Qatar, Pakistan discuss Afghan peace process

4 Mar 2021 - 10:35
4 Mar 2021 - 10:35

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok):  Top military commanders of Pakistan and Qatar have exchanged views on the peace process in Afghanistan.

Qatari land forces commander Maj Gen Saeed Hassen Mohammad Al-Khayareen and Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa also discussed bilateral security cooperation.

In addition to enjoying strong political, economic and security links, Pakistan and Qatar are closely cooperating with efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

The regional security situation, including the Afghan peace process and enhanced bilateral defence and security cooperation, came up for discussion at Wednesday’s meeting.

“The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts for regional peace,” the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement after the meeting.

In late February, special envoy of Qatar’s foreign minister Dr Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani visited Pakistan and met the army chief.

The two sides had focused on enhanced cooperation on peace in Afghanistan, where violence has significantly spiked since the start of peace talks in September.

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