ISLAMABAD: Special Ambassador of Qatar His Excellency Mr Dr Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani called on Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and discussed Pakistan-Qatar bilateral relations and Afghanistan peace talks.
The Interior Minister appreciated Qatar’s efforts in the Afghan peace process.
The Qatari Special Ambassador said that Pakistan was working with Pakistan for lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Peace in Afghanistan is essential for the social and economic development of the region. Pakistan’s civil and military institutions have made countless sacrifices for peace.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that relations between Pakistan and Qatar are fraternal and lasting peace in Afghanistan is a long-standing dream of Pakistan. What the Qatari government is doing to negotiate with the Taliban is commendable.
Pakistan values the Qatari government’s peace efforts. The joint efforts of Pakistan, Qatar and Afghanistan have improved peace in the region. Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban must continue and this will lead to lasting peace.
The meeting with the Interior Minister was also attended by senior officials of the Qatari government. The Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan and the Federal Secretary of Home Affairs were also present in the meeting.