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ISLAMABAD, H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House today.

Welcoming the Qatari dignitary and his delegation, the Prime Minister said Pakistan greatly valued its historic, cordial and fraternal relationship with Qatar. Both countries had always supported each other through thick and thin.

He said Pakistan was keen to transform its excellent ties with Qatar into a mutually beneficial robust economic partnership.

In this regard, the Prime Minister stressed that the two countries should continue to work together to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all spheres of mutual interest, especially in trade and investment.

The Prime Minister highlighted the important role of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and said Pakistan would like to see Qatar expand its investment portfolio in Pakistan in priority sectors. To this end, the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) would be able to ensure swift coordination.

The Prime Minister conveyed his warm wishes and greetings for the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the Prime Minister & Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrehman bin Jassim Al Thani.

The Qatari Minister of State thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and conveyed a special message of the leadership of Qatar to him, emphasizing Qatar’s desire to strengthen the enduring bonds of brotherhood with Pakistan as well as its keen interest in investing in Pakistan.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is on a one-day visit to Pakistan as a special envoy of the Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar.