Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani may also have discussed US Iran tension in Persian Gulf during his visit to Pakistan.
Political analysts believe that heightened tension between US and Iran might also have come under discussion.
President Dr Arif Alvi and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, held wide-ranging talks, particularly the Afghan issue.
Earlier, Qatari emir met Prime Minister Imran Khan who had received him at Noor Khan Airbase.
Mr Alvi lauded Qatar’s role in promoting efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, a notable contribution to regional peace.
Most importantly, Qatari emir acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
He thanked the government and leadership of Pakistan for gracious invitation and hospitality during his two-day visit.
Taking note of the progress achieved in Afghan peace talks, the two leaders agreed to continue working closely for regional peace and stability.
President Alvi conferred Nishan-i-Pakistan, the highest civil award upon visiting emir. Pakistan conferred it in recognition of his outstanding contribution for fostering fraternal ties between Pakistan and Qatar.
The emir of Qatar held talks with Mr Alvi at the Presidency in a warm and cordial atmosphere.
Meanwhile, President omplimented the emir for his astute leadership that developed energy, tourism, aviation and construction sectors. Also, Mr Alvi admired Qatar’s efforts to promote world sports.
Furthermore, he noted 70 per cent increase in Pakistan’s exports to Qatar following direct linkage between Karachi and Hamad ports.
And he underlined the importance of increased volume of bilateral trade.
The president focused on potential for enhanced Qatari investments in diverse fields and prospects for further employment of Pakistani workers.
Qatari leader expressed his desire to further solidify the economic content of bilateral relations. He evinced keen interest in enhanced bilateral collaboration in the energy sector as well as import of food items from Pakistan.
Moreover, he offered assistance in building Pakistan’s tourism potential through more Qatari investments and technical support .
Most importantly, he also expressed satisfaction at the pace of recruitment of manpower from Pakistan.
Notably, the emir underlined Qatar’s desire to import additional workers as well as trained security personnel from Pakistan.
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