ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said Pakistan wanted to promote bilateral relations with Qatar in various fields.
“Our bilateral relations with Qatar are marked by brotherhood and a high degree of mutual trust,” he said while talking to Sheikh Falah Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, brother of ex-prime minister of Qatar, who called on in Islamabad.
The president urged for the unity of Muslim Ummah to surmount the challenges being faced by the Muslims across the world.
The president said that Pakistan was an investment-friendly country with very lucrative incentives for investment as Pakistan gives high returns on capital and cheap labour was available in abundance.
The president highlighted that Pakistan had a liberal foreign exchange regime and there was no limit on the inflow or outflow of funds for business transactions. The president hoped that Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) would invest in various sectors of Pakistan particularly energy, infrastructure, and agriculture.
The president appreciated Qatar’s valuable support for early conclusion of Pak-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as early conclusion of Pak-GCC FTA would further strengthen economic and trade ties between Pakistan and the GCC countries.
The president noted that Pakistani diaspora in Qatar was a strong bridge between the two countries adding that Pakistan was looking for an expansion in its designated quota for Pakistani manpower both skilled and unskilled for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The president wished the delegation a fruitful and enjoyable stay in Pakistan.