Qatar, Pakistan step up efforts to bolster business ties
November 05 2019 09:12 PM
Khan meets with HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalif
Khan meets with HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani in the presence of HE al-Kuwari.

Qatar and Pakistan have stepped up their efforts to strengthen and expand bilateral co-operation, particularly in the fields of trade, investment and industry, transport, energy, education, science and technology, finance, tourism and infrastructure.

This was discussed at the fifth session of Pakistan-Qatar joint commission in Doha. It was co-chaired by HE Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Omar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Energy (Petroleum) of Pakistan. The co-chairs also held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the joint commission.

Both countries looked at a long-term and sustainable partnership on equal footing to explore new areas of co-operation for encouraging trade and investment relations. The joint commission urged private sectors from both countries to establish mechanisms aiming at promotion of bilateral trade.

Both sides emphasised on the importance of activating the Qatari-Pakistani Joint Business Council. It was agreed to finalise holding the meeting of joint working group on trade and investment based on the memorandum of understanding signed in June 2019.

The joint commission also encouraged establishing trade fairs and exhibitions in both countries with the aim of introducing manufactured goods and products of both countries.

Discussions were also held on enhancing employment opportunities for highly skilled and professional manpower from Pakistan into Qatar. The two sides also discussed co-operation in aviation, culture and tourism.

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