The Prime Minister recognizes Qatar's role in the US-Taliban deal

The Prime Minister recognizes Qatar's role in the US-Taliban deal

Posted on Feb 28, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan met Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Doha, and discussed the regional situation besides the expected agreement between the US and the Taliban on February 29.

During the meeting, the two leaders hoped that all Afghan stakeholders would seize the opportunity for a comprehensive political settlement for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated Qatar's valued role in the US-Taliban agreement and reiterated Pakistan's continued support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process under Afghan leadership.

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According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, the two leaders discussed the existing best bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening political and economic cooperation between the two countries. went.

The two countries agreed to immediately open a bilateral Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment, a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the areas of tourism and business opportunity.

External Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Assistant Special Minister for Overseas Pakistan Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, Assistant Special Petroleum Minister Nadeem Babar and other senior officials accompanied the Prime Minister.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan along with his delegation arrived in Qatar on a one-day visit, and Energy Minister Said Shri Al-Qaeda had received them.

The Prime Minister's visit was aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation and discussing regional development.

It is worth mentioning here that the aforementioned visit was made two days later in Doha, the capital of Qatar, to sign a peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban.

It is important to note that Pakistan and Qatar have close and friendly relations on the basis of mutual trust, these bilateral relations are broad and multilateral which covers various fields including politics, trade, defence, people-to-people relations and cultural exchange.

Remember that this was the second visit to Qatar after Imran Khan took over as Prime Minister.

Earlier, in June last year, Amir Qatar visited Pakistan, in which talks between the two countries on strengthening bilateral trade cooperation and Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent visit further strengthened the issue.

In his last visit, Imran Khan also discussed the issue of sending manpower to Qatar under Doha's leadership.

It may be recalled that in December last year, Qatar opened a Visa Facility Center in Islamabad to facilitate visas for the Pakistani workforce who want to work in their country.

In addition, Qatar promised a million jobs for Pakistani workers and the government also spoke to the Qatari government in this regard.


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