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Qatar, Pakistan sign MoUs to boost ties

Qatar and Pakistan signed a host of agreements to strengthen bilateral relations as the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan held official talks in Islamabad on Saturday.

At the outset of the meeting, the Pakistani PM greeted the Amir, expressing hope that the visit would contribute to further developing the relations between the two countries. 

In turn, the Amir expressed happiness to visit Pakistan and voiced confidence that the visit would constitute a platform for strategic cooperation that serves the interests of the people of the two countries.

The two sides discussed enhancing ties between the two countries in various fields, especially in economy, trade, investment, energy, tourism, and education. They also discussed the latest regional and international developments, especially the current situation in the Middle East and the increasing escalation in the Gulf region.

Later, the Amir and the Pakistani PM witnessed the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the two countries.

An MoU between Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry was signed for the establishment of Qatari-Pakistani Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment. 

Another MoU was signed for cooperation in the fields of tourism and business activities.

Another MoU for cooperation in the exchange of financial investigations related to money laundering, related original crime and the financing of terrorism between the Financial Information Unit of Qatar and the Financial Control Unit of Pakistan was also signed. 

 

The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two bodies to effectively reduce and combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Later, the Amir attended a dinner banquet hosted by the Pakistani Prime Minister.

Earlier, upon arrival, the Amir was accorded an official reception. The ceremony began with the national anthems of Qatar and Pakistan. 

The Amir then inspected the Pakistani guard of honour.

JF 17 fighter jets also flew at the Amir’s reception. 

The Amir then planted a pine tree in the garden to express the strong relations between the two countries.

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