Qatar expresses interest in CPEC, investment in Gwadar

Published: January 16, 2019
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Groundbreaking of Gwadar projects to be held this year. PHOTO: FILE

Groundbreaking of Gwadar projects to be held this year. PHOTO: FILE

Qatar has expressed interest in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and has shown willingness to invest in the deepsea port of Gwadar, reported Express News on Wednesday.

Qatar plans to invest in food storage facilities that will be established at the port in Gwadar. The investment will also help develop the region and the local economy.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to leave on an official trip to Qatar on January 22 and is set to hold meetings with the Qatari leadership.

The prime minister is also expected to discuss various deals including one on the import of liquified natural gas (LNG).

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistani Zulfi Bukhari, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and the advisor on trade are expected to accompany the prime minister.

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