Doha, 23 August 2022 (TDI): Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan interacted with prominent business leaders both Qatari and Pakistani at a “Pakistan-Qatar Trade and Investment Roundtable 2022”.

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), the Pakistan Business Council Qatar, and the Embassy of Pakistan in Qatar jointly organized the Roundtable.

Remarks by the Prime Minister

In his address, the Prime Minister underscored that Pakistan-Qatar relations are based on mutual respect, trust, and support. Moreover, he described Qatar as a reliable partner whose support to Pakistan was sincerely appreciated.

Further, The Prime Minister highlighted the Government of Pakistan’s firm commitment to providing a friendly environment for investments in the country.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif emphasized that Pakistan was blessed with immense natural and human resources and said that Pakistan’s geographical location enabled it to become the region’s premier trade, energy, and transport corridor.

He further added that this unique advantage made Pakistan a market full of promise and opportunities.

Moreover, he underscored that Pakistan also has offered attractive business opportunities for investors in the fields of food security, agriculture and livestock, hospitality, tourism, and information technology sectors.

The Prime Minister assured that his Government will provide full support to Qatari investors in deepening their footprint in Pakistan. Further, he expressed appreciation for the organizers for arranging the Roundtable with Pakistani and Qatari businessmen.

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Earlier, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Qatar, Syed Ahsan Raza Shah, in his welcome address, said that the visit of the Prime Minister would lead to substantial enhancement of bilateral trade, investment, and economic ties between the two states.

Moreover, Syed Naveed Qamar, Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce, Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Alanoud bin Hamad Al Thani, Chief Business Officer of QFC, and  Javaid Iqbal, President of Pakistan Business Council also participated in the event as panelists.

During the Roundtable, the panel discussed the enhancement of bilateral trade and economic relations. The Panel discussion mainly focused on exploring new areas of cooperation to forge stronger business-to-business linkages.