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PM, Qatar Emir talk about economic, investment relations

DOHA: On Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held extensive talks about enhancing bilateral cooperation, notably in the fields of business and investment.

During a meeting, the prime minister expressed his gratitude to Qatar for its ongoing support of Pakistan’s development initiatives and emphasized the numerous possibilities for bilateral cooperation.

According to a news statement from the PM Office Media Wing, the Emir of Qatar praised Pakistanis for their contributions to the development of his nation and specifically mentioned their great security work during Qatar’s successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The leaders also addressed commerce, investment, and the export of more skilled Pakistani employees to Qatar during the meeting.

Sheikh Tamim greeted the prime minister and reaffirmed his commitment to Qatar’s continued full collaboration with and support of Pakistan’s development and growth agenda.

In the meantime, the prime minister of Pakistan extended a visitation invitation to the Amir of Qatar.

Shehbaz had earlier arrived in Qatar on a two-day official visit where he will take part in the 5th UN conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The summit, which will take place from March 5–9, 2023, will discuss ways to hasten sustainable development in LDCs and aid in their ascent to wealth.

Separately, Mansoor Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, the Head of the Qatar Investment Authority, spoke with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the status of several investment projects in numerous economic sectors of Pakistan.

Both dignitaries emphasized investment prospects in Pakistan’s infrastructure and energy sectors during the discussion. It may be recalled that during the prime minister’s visit to Qatar in August 2022, a thorough dialogue had been started between the two parties.

The Qatar Investment Authority stated a strong desire to invest in Pakistani airports, solar power parks, and LNG power facilities.

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