Islamabad, 22 August 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will pay a two-day official visit to Qatar, at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The visit will be conducted on the dates 23 and 24 August 2022. Moreover, it will be the first visit of the Prime Minister to Qatar since assuming his office in April this year. The members of the Cabinet will also accompany the Prime Minister on the visit.

During his visit, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will hold political consultations with Qatar’s Emir and other Government officials. Both sides will review bilateral relations between the two states.

The main agenda of the consultations between the two sides will be discussing advance energy-related cooperation, deepening trade relations, and exploring greater employment opportunities for Pakistanis in Qatar.

Further, Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Qatar’s leaders will also exchange views on issues of mutual interest. The Prime Minister will also have meetings with Pakistani and Qatari business leaders and entrepreneurs.

During his visit to Doha, the Prime Minister will also visit Stadium 974. He will be informed about the Government of Qatar’s preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup there.

Pakistan and Qatar Relations

The two states enjoy close and cordial fraternal ties, since the establishment of their diplomatic relations in the early 1970s.

Moreover, the relations between Pakistan and Qatar are based on mutual trust and understanding, and close cooperation. They collaborate in various sectors to promote mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields of bilateral interest.

In addition, Qatar is home to around 200,000 Pakistani people who contribute to the economic development and prosperity of the two brotherly states.

Recently, the economic relations between the two countries witnessed a remarkable development as the bilateral trade reached around 2 billion US dollars.

Apart from this, regular high-level political exchanges are also a hallmark of the Pakistan and Qatar partnership.