The Qatar-Pakistan Joint Ministerial Committee held its fourth meeting in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Thursday.
A press statement issued by the Ministry of Energy and Industry on Thursday said that the Qatari delegation was headed by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, and comprised a number of officials and representatives of the ministries, departments, and companies of the State.
The Pakistani side was headed by the Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The two sides discussed bilateral co-operation in various fields, including energy, investment, employment, trade, banking, financial institutions, industry, education, science and technology.
During the meeting, Dr al-Sada noted the close ties between Qatar and Pakistan, stressing the need to expand economic relations.
He said that the visit of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Pakistan in March last year had pushed forward the bilateral relations.
For his part, the Pakistani minister welcomed the Qatari delegation, and thanked the Qatari government for signing the LNG supply agreement.
He added that his country had begun a major reform programme aimed at stability and the use of local resources in the field of energy, which will make Pakistan an attractive source of investments to the Qatari side.
The two sides stressed the need to raise the volume of trade exchange between the two countries according to their actual potential, and commended the strong relations which are based on fraternal, cultural and historical foundations.
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain met Dr al-Sada on the sidelines of the meeting, where they discussed a number of issues of mutual interest.
The two parties agreed to hold the fifth meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee in Doha in 2018.
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