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Pakistanis offered 100,000 jobs in Qatar

Dunya News

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Qatari counterpart in New York.

NEW YORK (Dunya News) - Pakistan and Qatar vowed to strengthen their ties by forging partnerships and enhancing economic and trade relations when foreign ministers of the two countries met on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met on the sidelines of 73rd session of the UN General Assembly taking place in New York.

Foreign Minister Al Thani congratulated Qureshi on Pakistan’s successful elections, and welcomed his appointment as the foreign minister. The two foreign ministers applauded the close brotherly relationship between two countries, according to an official statement.

Foreign Minister Qureshi welcomed increase in the bilateral trade by 53 per cent, and the formal operationalisation of the Hamad Port.

He stressed the need to unleash the great economic potential between the two countries by increasing the exports in sectors such as food items, construction material, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, sports goods and fabrics.

Qureshi proposed early visit of the Qatari Chamber of Commerce and Industry members and stressed activating the Joint Business Council, agreed between the two countries in 2017.

The Qatari foreign minister thanked Qureshi and stressed the importance his country attaches to its bilateral relations with Pakistan. He also offered 100,000 jobs for skilled and semi-skilled workers from Pakistan.