President Zardari’s meeting with delegation from Qatar


Islamabad: A Qatari delegation headed by Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Bin Thani, member of Royal family of Qatar, called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Friday afternoon.

The delegation included Sheikh Khalid Al-Thani, member of Ruling family, Ambassador Mr. Ahmed Ali Hanzab, Ambassador of Qatar in Islamabad Mr. Sayyar Abdul Rehman, Mr. Abdul Basit Al-Sheibi, CEO Qatar International Islamic Bank, Mr. Ayez Qahtani, CEO Charity Programme RAF.

Pak side included Mr. M. Salman Faruqui, Secretary General to the President, Spokesperson to the President Mr. Farhatullah Babar and other senior officials.

Pak-Qatar bilateral relations, mutual cooperation in economic, commercial investment and other areas of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. Issues relating to Qatar International Islamic Bank and the projects being undertaken in Layyah and Dadu district by Qatari charity organization RAF also came under discussion.

The President said that Pakistan greatly values its brotherly relations with Qatar and is keen to further enhance and promote mutual cooperation in the areas of economy, commerce, investment, manpower and energy sectors for mutual benefit of the two countries.

The President reiterated his call for promoting contacts among business communities of the two countries so to take advantage of existing opportunities. He urged the business community of Qatar to take advantage of conducive investment environment of Pakistan and invest in various sectors including energy, infrastructure, banking, Information technology and construction.

The President also appreciated the support and assistance of the Qatar Government to Pakistan at every hour of need.

Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Bin Thani also appreciated the important role played by Pakistani community in Qatar.

The delegation thanked the President for meeting and showed keen interest in exploring further the investment opportunities in the country.

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