Islamabad: Ambassador Ali Mubarak Ali Essa Al-Khater, Ambassador of the State of Qatar called on Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad today.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and Qatar enjoyed strong, fraternal ties. He expressed Pakistan’s desire to expand bilateral cooperation across all spheres, particularly trade and investment. He also conveyed warm regards to the Amir of Qatar.
Emphasizing Pakistan’s focus on the GCC region, the Prime Minister said that SIFC was playing an active role to attract investors from the Gulf countries, including Qatar, to benefit from opportunities in key sectors of the economy. He encouraged the Ambassador to explore the potential for cooperation in tourism and media sectors.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan appreciated the role played by Qatar in diplomatic efforts that led to a temporary ceasefire in Gaza and stressed the need for concerted efforts by the international community, particularly the Muslim Ummah, to bring peace in Palestine.
As this was Amb. Al-Khater’s first call on the Prime Minister since presenting his credentials in November, Prime Minister Kakar congratulated him on assuming ambassadorial responsibilities in Pakistan and hoped that the bonds of friendship between the two countries would further strengthen during his tenure.