PM Nawaz to leave for Qatar on two-day trip tomorrow

Premier will hold meetings with Qatari leadership to finalise LNG deal besides other agreements

Kamran Yousuf February 09, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif receives Qatari emir at the Nur Khan base in Rawalpindi on March 23, 2015. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would begin a two-day visit of Qatar to meet the head of the state on the latter’s invitation, beginning on Wednesday.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and minister of interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani extended the invitation to PM Nawaz.

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The Emir visited Pakistan in March last year and met the premier to extend the bilateral trade prospects and relations between the two countries.

During the two-day visit, a high-level delegation will accompany the prime minister wherein he will have meetings with the Emir and his counterpart, besides meeting cabinet ministers.

The two countries would also hold wide-ranging delegation-level talks, during which a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) will be signed in the field of health, media, education and the LNG sectors.

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The main focus of the meetings will be to further enhance bilateral relations in various fields including defence and employment opportunities in Qatar.

Qatar hosts more than 115,000 Pakistanis that are contributing towards the development and prosperity of the country and acting as a bridge between the two countries.

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ishrat salim | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend Nothing but LNG import ? Mr Saif, his front man is already an advisor to the ruler of Qatar.
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