Economic cooperation to be pivot of Pakistan, Qatar ties: PM Shehbaz

Premier thanks Qatari hosts for inviting him; says bilateral relations to open doors for new opportunities

APP August 25, 2022
PM Shehbaz during his official Qatar visit. Photo: APP


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan and Qatar have a clear vision of the future, with new opportunities and greater awareness to upgrade bilateral relations, particularly on the economic front.

“Heading back to Pakistan today after the conclusion of my important trip to Qatar. Thank you to the government & people of Qatar, especially my brother HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for the warm welcome and excellent hospitality,” the PM said in a tweet.

Speaking of the two “noteworthy” aspects of his visit in another tweet, the premier stated that "Pakistan and Qatar have a clear vision of the future which offered new opportunities and avenues in a swiftly changing world".

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He added that "there is greater awareness between the two countries of the need for upgrading the bilateral relations by making economic cooperation the pivot of bilateral ties".

During his visit, the PM assured the Qatari investors about the government’s full support in deepening their footprints in Pakistan, and urged them to explore the opportunities presented by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He interacted with prominent Qatari and Pakistani business leaders at the ‘Pakistan-Qatar Trade and Investment Roundtable 2022’, which was also attended by Finance Minister Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, CEO, Qatar Financial Canter Chief Executive Officer Yousaf Al Khater Jaida and others.

At the QIA – one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world -- PM Shehbaz invited investors from Qatar to invest in Pakistan’s energy, aviation, agriculture, livestock, maritime, tourism and hospitality sectors.


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