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Pakistan and Qatar agree to promotion of cooperation in various sectors

PM meets emir of Qatar, presented with guard of honor by Emiri guards

Pakistan and Qatar have agreed for promotion of cooperation in various sectors, according to state media.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha on Wednesday. Upon his arrival at the Emiri Diwan to meet the emir of Qatar, PM Shehbaz was welcomed warmly.

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According to APP, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was presented guard of honor by the Emiri guards upon his arrival at Emiri Diwan.

PM Shehbaz, who is in Doha on a two-day official visit, also met the chairman of Qatar Businessmen Association. Promotion of economic relations between Pakistan and Qatar were discussed.

Shehbaz Sharif met with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Tuesday. The premier also addressed Pakistan-Qatar Trade and Investment Roundtable conference.

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PM Shehbaz earlier stated that he had planned to highlight sectors including renewable energy, food security, industrial and infrastructure development, tourism and hospitality. He invited business community of Qatar for investment in Pakistan in sectors of energy, aviation, livestock, agriculture, tourism and hospitality.

Pakistan has been hoping of seeking LNG at deferred payments from Qatar under long-term deals, according to Reuters. Reuters has also stated, quoting an aide to the PM Shehbaz, that Pakistan was also seeking support from Qatar upto $2 billion for its foreign reserves.

The federal cabinet has also given approval to a draft agreement for provision of troops for security purpose at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.



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