The Qatar-Pakistani Joint Ministerial Committee held its 4th meeting yesterday in Islamabad. The Qatari delegation was headed by H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry. The delegation included representatives from several ministries, government authorities and companies.
The bilateral meeting discussed different areas of cooperation, including in the field of energy, investments, manpower, trade, banking and finance, industry, education and technology.
Dr Al Sada lauded the strong ties between Qatar and Pakistan, emphasising the importance of expanding economic cooperation. Al Sada added that the visit of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Pakistan this year in March has further strengthened the relations between the two countries.
On the sideline of the meeting, Al Sada met Mamnoon Hussain, the President of Pakistan and discussed issues of common concerns. The Pakistani side was headed by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources.
Khaqan, who praised the signing of agreements with Qatar related to LNG supply, said Pakistan has started implementing major reform programmes to enhance stability and creating favourable conditions for attracting foreign investors, including Qataris, to use local resources for mutual interests.
The two parties emphasized, during the meeting, about the importance of increasing the trade volume between the two states and decided to hold the 5th meeting of the Joint Committee in Doha in 2018.