Pak, Qatar to expand ties in diverse economic fields

Qatar urged to increase Pakistani manpower quota


Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday agreed to further expand ties in the diverse fields of the economy. This resolve was made during a meeting of the Qatari Ambassador to Pakistan Saqr Bin Mubarak Al Mansouri with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Hafeez Shaikh, in Islamabad, today, reported Radio Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Hafeez Sheikh said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Qatar. Prime Minister Imran Khan desires to further expand relations with the fraternal country. The Qatari envoy said that the investors of his country desire to invest in the hotel industry and real estate sector of Pakistan.
The Qatari envoy also extended an invitation to the Adviser on Finance to attend the Doha Forum to be held next month. Earlier on November 4, Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan had called on Qatar’s Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi in Doha. During the meeting, he had underlined the importance of further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
The minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to working with Qatar to deepen economic ties between the two countries. The Qatari minister had said that Pakistan and Qatar enjoyed close and fraternal cordial relations which were multifaceted and deep-rooted.
Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan Tuesday urged the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the state of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani to increase the quota of Pakistani manpower. Talking to him in his office at Doha, he briefed the prime minister over the existing investment opportunities in Pakistan and emphasized the importance of investment in innovative technologies, especially in energy, a message received here said.
Omar Ayub extended invitation to Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani to visit Pakistan and appreciated Qatar’s remarkable development and resolve for self-sufficiency.
He conveyed regards of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the occasion. Qatari prime minister extended warm welcome to the minister, expressed satisfaction at the existing level of close cooperation between the two countries and agreed that there is a lot of room for further improvement.

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