PM departs for Qatar on two day official visit  

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left here on Wednesday for Doha, Qatar on a two-day official visit.

The Prime Minister will hold talks with the Emir and his counterpart, besides important Cabinet Ministers of Qatar will call on him.

Both leaders would also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. The two sides would also hold wide-ranging delegation level talks.

The main focus of the Prime Minister’s visit and interaction with the Qatari leadership will be on further enhancement of bilateral relations in various fields, including energy cooperation, trade and investment, defence, besides increase in employment opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in Qatar.

According to a Foreign Office statement a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of health, Radio & Television, Education & Research and a Long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) of LNG would be concluded by both sides.

The Prime Minister is visiting Qatar on the invitation of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar.

Minister for finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, SAPM Tariq Fatemi and Air Chief are accompanying the Prime Minister.

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