Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to lead high level delegation to Qatar on August 23-24. File photo Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: On the invitation of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, Paistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will pay two-day official visit to Qatar on August 23-24. This would be the Pakistan Prime Minister’s first visit to the State of Qatar since assuming office in April 2022. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of the Cabinet.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold in-depth consultations with the Qatari leadership. The two sides will review the entire spectrum of bilateral relations, with a particular focus on advancing energy-related cooperation, deepening trade and investment ties, and exploring greater employment opportunities for Pakistanis in Qatar. They will also exchange views on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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While in Doha, the Prime Minister will also engage with leading Qatari and Pakistani business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.

The Prime Minister will also visit “Stadium 974” in Doha, where he would be briefed on the extensive preparations undertaken by the Government of Qatar to host the FIFA World Cup.

Bilateral interest

Pakistan and Qatar enjoy close and cordial fraternal ties, rooted deep in shared faith, mutual trust and understanding, and close cooperation. The relationship is marked by growing collaboration in all fields of bilateral interest as well as close coordination on regional and international issues. Qatar is home to more than 200,000 Pakistanis, who are contributing to the progress, prosperity and economic development of the two brotherly countries.

Regular leadership-level exchanges are a hallmark of the Pakistan-Qatar partnership. The Prime Minister’s visit to Qatar will impart a renewed impetus to deepening cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields and further strengthen their growing geo-economic partnership.