Qatar, on Wednesday, signed an agreement on cooperation in military and security issues, with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), at a programme at Nato headquarters in Brussels.

The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Nato Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, witnessed the signing of the agreement between Qatar, represented by the Qatari Armed Forces, and Nato.

The agreement was signed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and Nato’s Deputy Secretary-General, Rose Gottemoeller.

Commenting on the pact, the Emir said, it was of strategic importance and it would foster world peace. In a tweet, he said, “Qatar and Nato have laid the foundation of military co-operation. The agreement signed by the two sides today is one of strategic significance that will help better respond to peace and security challenges regionally and worldwide.”

Among the dignitaries present were members of the official delegation accompanying the Emir and a number of senior military officials from both sides. The Emir also met and held talks with Jens Stoltenberg and senior Nato officials.

The meeting reviewed relations between Qatar and Nato and the future of co-operation, especially on military and security issues. The two sides also exchanged views and consultations on current political development and challenges facing the region and the world, and the promotion of international peace and security.

Source: NAM News Network