Doha, 23 August 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Shareef arrived in Doha on a two-day official visit to Qatar at the invitation of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani the Emir of Qatar.

Expectations from the visit

The Qatari Transport Minister Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti welcomed Pakistan’s Prime Minister warmly as soon as he touched down at the Doha airport.

The two sides will assess the whole range of bilateral connections with an emphasis on improving energy-related cooperation. Moreover, there would be discussions on strengthening their commercial and investments links and looking into expanding Pakistan’s job options in Qatar

Prime Minister of Pakistan expressed the hope that his visit would renew the connection of brotherhood and friendship and stated that both nations desired to turn their bilateral relations into a more powerful strategic alliance.

In his tweet, the Prime Minister of Pakistan said: “The world is experiencing slow economic recovery from Covid-19. Geo-political tensions have affected supply chains & rising energy & food prices have added more woes. Our shared challenges call for exploring new avenues for cooperation.”

The administration of the two nations has also attempted to increase cooperation in several economic sectors while closely collaborating with one another on regional and international concerns in recent years.

Pak-Qatar relations

Pakistan and Qatar have warm cordial ties that are deeply established in their common religion, trust, and close cooperation with each other.

Moreover, more than 200,000 Pakistani resides in Qatar where they contribute to the advancement, prosperity, and economic growth of the two friendly nations.

The relationship is marked by growing cooperation in all areas of mutual interest as well as strong coordination in regional and international issues.

Furthermore, Qatar’s trade contacts with Pakistan went undisturbed by the ongoing economic and diplomatic sanctions imposed on it.

Trade between the two nations prospered in 2018 and increased by more than 230 percent to $2.6 billion. The visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to Qatar will give bilateral cooperation between the two nations in a variety of spheres additional momentum and reinforce their expanding geo-economic alliance.