Gen Sharif, ISI chief call on Nawaz at PM House

August 18, 2015 12:00 PM

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PM for strong defence ties between Pakistan, Qatar

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House, media reported on Tuesday.

Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Senator Ishaq Dar, Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi also attended the meeting at the PM House.

Qatar’s armed forces chief Major General Ghanim bin Shaheen Al Ghanim also called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House. According to an official statement, matters relating to bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting.

The prime minister emphasised the importance of Qatar in the region and expressed satisfaction that Pakistan has always had a close relationship with Qatar, the strong foundations of which have been laid by the leadership of the two countries.

Nawaz also stated his preference for bilateral relations to be strengthened further, especially in fields with a high potential of cooperation, such as defence and industry. During his visit, the chief of Qatari armed forces also shared his desire for warm ties between the two countries to further grow in all fields of bilateral cooperation.

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