Islamabad, 15 December 2021 (TDI): On 14 December 2021, Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, an Ambassador of Qatar, officially called on the Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, in Islamabad.

Both officials during the meeting discussed matters of mutual concern and develop a joint mechanism to achieve them.

Additionally, they highlighted various aspects of bilateral cooperation and also brought into notice the ongoing regional situation. They urged to take collective measures to promote religious harmony and uplift tolerance in Muslim societies.

Dr. Noor-ul-Haq, while speaking on the occasion, appreciated Qatar’s propitiative role in the region and expressed that Pakistan attaches utmost importance to the moderate political approach, adopted by Qatar.

The Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony reaffirmed to further enhance and intensify efforts with Qatar to strengthen fraternal ties between two brotherly Islamic countries.

The Pakistani Minister further mentioned that the collective efforts by two states can help to bridge the increasing spate of crisis in the region and to restructure the existing cracks developed on the regional sheet due to the high spate of polarization.

Moreover, the Qatari ambassador highlighted that the Pakistani Diaspora has a bright future in Qatar due to the presence of multiple opportunities in different fields.

Likewise, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, directed to increase the Pakistani workforce in Qatar and to engage them in various infrastructural projects to strengthen cordial ties between the two states.

Also, both representatives highlighted that if Pakistan and Qatar continue to maintain their current pace of communal collaboration, considering the broader perspective of interconnectivity and peace-keeping, their alliance can benefit both states, in particular, and the entire region, in general. The envoys have invited each other for official visits to their respective countries.