Pak-Qatar relations everlasting & Brotherly ties excellent: Saqr Al-Mansouri ambassador of Qatar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Qatar enjoy good economic and trade relations which are improving fast with the growing understanding between the leadership and people of the two countries we are improving together, with the private sectors and the governments’ onboard. Qatar shares warm and cordial relations with Pakistan as well as excellent brotherly ties. On matters pertaining to regional and global affairs both Countries have always been on the same page. Qatar places considerable importance on its relation with Pakistan which is based on strong foundations of common faith and culture. However there is a need to strengthen these relations through enhanced bilateral economic cooperation and boost interaction between the private sectors of both countries this is stated by Saqr Al-Mansouri ambassador of Qatar with meeting Rasheed Ahmad Chughtai president of IUC resident editor daily Messenger.
“Trade Volume has multiplied between Pakistan and Qatar as a result of the LNG supply agreement. Major items of export from Pakistan to Qatar include rice, leather, textile, rags, cotton yarn, woven fabric, meat etc. Conversely major items of import from Qatar are petroleum, plastic, organic chemicals, and iron etc.The five main mutual sectors of investment are banking, insurance and services sector which include tourism, IT, telecommunication, oil and gas. Pakistan's investment in Qatar is mainly in real estate, construction machinery and technical services industry.” he said,
Pakistani Business men and professionals are playing a major role in banking, medical and construction sectors of Qatar. Recently an agreement has been reached to increase the Number of Pakistani blue collar workers in Qatar to 100,000. He further explained The Government of Qatar and Pakistan enjoy an exceptionally cordial relation and intend to widen cooperation in economic, defence and political sectors to ensure mutual growth and benefit. Pakistan possesses vast resources and an incredible investment potential. Qatari business groups/companies should partake in the privatization process of Pakistan as well as focus on investment opportunities in the fields of livestock and dairy. Governments of both countries are determined to promote bilateral relations on a broader front. he noted that Qatar's strategy for international cooperation came in response to the Qatar National Vision 2030, and in keeping with the country's commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. She added that the Qatari strategy focused in particular on realizing Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which was dedicated to pursuing International Partnerships for Development to end poverty and providing employment, Education, healthcare assistance for the least developed countries.