Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Qatari Counterpart in New York
NEW YORK: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with his Qatari Counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in New York, during which, they vowed to strengthen Pakistan-Qatar relations by forging partnerships and enhancing economic and trade relations.
During the meeting held on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the two foreign ministers applauded the close brotherly relationship between Pakistan and Qatar.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi has welcomed an increase in Pakistan-Qatar bilateral trade by 53 percent. He also welcomed the formal operationalization of the Hamad Port and stressed to unleash the great economic potential between the two Countries by increasing the exports in sectors such as food items, construction material, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, sports goods and fabrics.
FM Qureshi met his Qatari counterpart in New York today. The two sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation and explore new avenues to give impetus to the existing ties. #qatarpakUNGA73 pic.twitter.com/BjrKpneXmx
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) September 26, 2018
Qureshi proposed early visit of the Qatari Chamber of Commerce and Industry and stressed on activating the Joint Business Council, agreed between the two countries in 2017.
Qatari FM emphasized measures to take Pakistan-Qatar relations to next level
The Qatari foreign minister thanked Shah Mahmood Qureshi and stressed the importance Qatar attaches to its bilateral relations with Pakistan. He reciprocated the cordiality shown by his counterpart by stressing the importance of translating the longstanding historic relations between the two Countries into enhanced economic partnership.
Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani also emphasized the need to activate all existing institutional mechanisms between the two Countries, to take bilateral relations to the next level.
Both sides reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar are important members of the Muslim world and vowed to continue to work together at all fora for the advancement of common causes.