Islamabad, 20 August 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan, Sauod bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al-Thani called on Miftah Ismail, Minister for Finance & Revenue of Pakistan, on Friday.

The Finance Minister warmly welcomed the Ambassador to the Finance Division, in Islamabad. During the meeting, the two dignitaries held discussions on matters of mutual interest.

Moreover, the Finance Minister underscored the long-standing and friendly mutual ties between the two countries.

Further, he informed the Ambassador that the government of Pakistan is pursuing various reforms to facilitate investors and for promoting businesses in the country.

Minister Miftah Ismail also highlighted the investment opportunities available in several sectors of the country.

The Ambassador of Qatar on his part also expressed warm sentiments toward the Finance Minister. Further, he emphasized that the government of Qatar is considering making investments in various sectors of Pakistan, particularly in energy, trade, and businesses.

In addition, the Finance Minister of Pakistan assured the Ambassador of welcoming the investment proposals. He added, that the present government will fully support and cooperate with Qatari friends in their businesses in Pakistan.

Further, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to the State of Qatar next week was also discussed in the meeting.

Previously, in April 2022, the Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan met Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister. They reviewed the bilateral ties between the two states in the meeting and also expressed their desires to further strengthen the relations.

Pakistan and Qatar Relations

The two countries share strong and deep-rooted relations since the establishment of their diplomatic ties in the 1970s. Also, Pakistan and Qatar collaborate in various sectors to promote mutually beneficial cooperation.

Moreover, the economic relations between the two states witnessed a remarkable development recently as the bilateral trade reached more than 2 billion dollars. Both states have also signed agreements in the fields of health and education.

Pakistan is one of the largest beneficiaries of Qatar’s initiative of providing education to 10 million children. Apart from this, frequent exchange of high-level state visits also strengthen the Pakistan-Qatar ties.