PM Khan discusses bilateral relations with Qatari Emir in Doha

Dunya News

A formal welcoming ceremony was held in the honour of PM Khan at Amiri Diwan.

DOHA (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, at the Diwan-i-Amiri in Doha.

A formal welcoming ceremony was held in the honour of PM Khan at Amiri Diwan where he was received by Qatari Emir.

The Prime Minister was presented with a Guard of Honor by a smartly turned out contingent of Qatari Amiri Guards. National anthems of both the countries were also played on the occasion.

Prime Minister held a one-on-one meeting with Emir of Qatar and discussed the entire spectrum of bilateral ties and regional and international matters of mutual interest.

Later, the two sides had delegation level talks during which all issues of bilateral nature were discussed especially to strengthen economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Emir of Qatar also hosted a lunch for the Prime Minister and the members of his delegation.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Adviser to PM Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant to PM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Chairman BOI Haroon Sharif, Chairperson Task Force on Energy Nadeem Babar, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Ambassador of Pakistan to Qatar Syed Ahsan Raza Shah accompanied the premier in the visit.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan held meeting with his Qatari counterpart Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha.

Bilateral relations, with a focus on economic cooperation between the two countries, were discussed during the meeting.

The Qatari Prime Minister also hosted a dinner in respect of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Besides, the delegation is also expected to discuss an increasing cooperation between Qatar and Pakistan in different fields, in addition to other regional and global issues including talks with Afghan Taliban in Islamabad.

Moreover, Qatar is expected to announce investment of billions of dollars in Pakistan and a possible enhancement in mutual trade between the countries.

The high level meetings will review the Pak-Qatar Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) international agreement for a possible reduction in its price and an option of deferred payment of up to US $3 billion under the existing 15-year supply contract.

Furthermore, the PM is expected to discuss the matter of employment of 100,000 Pakistanis in Qatar.

The delegation will also hold meetings with representatives of the Qatar Business Association and the Qatar Investment Authority.

PM will also address Pakistani community during his visit to Qatar.