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Prime Minister vows to transform Pakistan-Qatar ties into robust economic partnership

Islamabad, August 24, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reiterated that Pakistan attaches high importance to its long-standing fraternal ties with Qatar, rooted deep in common history and shared aspirations for socio-economic development. He was talking to a delegation of Qatar Business Association, led by its Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani, who called on him in Doha on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment to deepen and diversify multifaceted engagement with Qatar in order to transform the two countries’ close political relations into a robust and comprehensive economic partnership. Lauding Qatar’s rapid economic growth and development under the visionary leadership of the Amir of Qatar, he appreciated the role played by the Qatar Business Association in invigorating Qatar’s private sector.

Emphasizing the importance of building diverse economic partnerships, the Prime Minister highlighted the enormous business and investment opportunities offered by Pakistan’s energy including renewables, food security, industrial and infrastructure development, information technology, tourism, and hospitality sectors.

The Prime Minister also apprised Qatari business leaders of the rigorous structural and policy reforms being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan to improve and upgrade the business eco-system in Pakistan. Commenting on the upward trajectory in Pakistan-Qatar bilateral relations, the Prime Minister underlined the key role of private sectors of the two countries to sustain the momentum for availing the opportunities in the business domain. He in particular stressed on building business to business linkages between the two countries.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani recalled his longstanding association with Pakistan and expressed the Association’s desire to further enhance trade relations with Pakistan. In this regard, he apprised the Prime Minister that he would send a representative technical level delegation of QBA to Pakistan soon to explore the avenues of cooperation. He also accepted the Prime Minister’s invitation to visit Pakistan along with senior members of the Association. During the meeting, key members of the Cabinet and senior officials were present.

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