PM Shehbaz, Qatari Amir agree to boost bilateral cooperation

By: News Desk
Published: 03:31 PM, 24 Aug, 2022
PM Shehbaz, Qatari Amir agree to boost bilateral cooperation
Caption: PM Shehbaz Sharif holding talks with Qatari Amir.
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the last day of his visit to Doha Wednesday met Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani wherein both the leaders discussed bilateral ties and ways to further strengthen the cooperation between Pakistan and Qatar, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

During the meeting held at Diwan-e-Amiri in Doha, both the countries agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in multiple areas.

Earlier, as the prime minister arrived at Diwan, he was warmly welcomed by the Amir at the main entrance. The prime minister was accompanied by his delegation including the cabinet members.

Later, the Amiri guards also presented a guard of honour to the prime minister before proceeding to hold the meeting and the delegation-level talks.

The prime minister arrived in Doha on a two-day visit on Tuesday, on the invitation of the Amir of Qatar. This is his first visit since assuming the office in April 2021.

On Tuesday too, the prime minister had a busy day when he met the Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, besides addressing the Pakistan-Qatar Trade and Investment Roundtable conference.

Later today, he would also meet Chairman of Qatar Businessmen Association and CEO of Qatar Airways to promote economic cooperation between the two countries.

PM meets Qatari Amir’s parents

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday called on the father of Qatari Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and mother Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, wherein he appreciated their role and services in elevating the bilateral relationship.

The prime minister, who is on a two-day visit here, underscored the importance Pakistan attached to its longstanding and cordial relationship with Qatar, which he said was based on firm foundations of mutual trust and abiding support.

He also conveyed gratitude to Amir’s father for receiving him and his delegation.

Recalling the earlier visits of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to Pakistan in 1999 and 2017, the prime minister appreciated the role played by him in elevating the relationship between the two countries and acknowledged the robust relationship developed during his reign.

Recalling the “Education Above All (EAA)” programme under the patronage of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the prime minister lauded her humanitarian and charitable efforts, in particular the enrolment of out-of-school children around the world including Pakistan.

He thanked Amir’s father for hosting more than 200,000 strong Pakistani diaspora in Qatar, which was contributing to the progress of the State of Qatar, as well as Pakistan.

He assured Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of further cooperation with Qatar in line with Qatar’s Vision 2030.

The prime minister also conveyed his warmest felicitations and best wishes for Qatar hosting the upcoming FIFA-2022 World Cup. He also extended a cordial invitation to Amir’s parents to visit Pakistan at their earliest convenience.