ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will pay a two-day official visit to Qatar from August 23-24, 2022 on the invitation of the Amir of the State of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
This would be his 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, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif 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.
While in Doha, the prime minister will also engage with leading Qatari and Pakistani business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.
Shahbaz Sharif 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.
In a statement on Monday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that Pakistan and Qatar enjoy close and cordial fraternal ties, rooted deep in shared faith, mutual trust and understanding, and close cooperation.
The Spokesperson said that 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.
Asim Iftikhar said that the regular leadership-level exchanges are a hallmark of the Pakistan-Qatar partnership.
The Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’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.