Islamabad, 20 Jan. 2019
(Daily Express Tribune)
Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for a two-day visit to Qatar on January 21, Radio Pakistan reported. The country’s premier is visiting the Arab state on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad al Thani.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the country’s premier would also meet the Qatari Emir and hold meeting with his Qatari counterpart. The prime minister will also discuss the issue of exporting Pakistani manpower to Qatar.
Earlier on December 18, 2018, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Qatar and had met with the country’s Emir. The Qatari Emir had appreciated Pakistan’s efforts and positive role it played for regional peace and stability particularly in Afghanistan during the meeting.
The Qatari Emir thanked the country’s leadership for his continued support towards a negotiated political settlement for peace in Afghanistan. Both sides also discussed measures to enhance bilateral security cooperation.
Gen Qamar also called on Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Naseer Bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Qatari premier also expressed keen desire to further diversify and broaden mutual cooperation including security with Pakistan.