Pakistan’s cabinet has approved a draft agreement that allows the government to provide troops for security at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
A summary outlining the agreement, to be signed between Doha and Islamabad, was approved by the cabinet on Monday, ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Qatar that starts on Tuesday.
The cabinet summary said Qatar requested assistance in security-related aspects of the World Cup that kicks off on November 20 and that Pakistan’s military had proposed the signing of an agreement between both states for the purpose.
“The agreement aims to define the obligations of the two parties, the specific specializations, and the number of security personnel to be sent by Pakistan to participate in the security and safety operations,” the summary read.
The summary did not provide any details of the agreement such as how many personnel could be sent.
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