The two-day event was co-chaired by H E Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry of the State of Qatar and Omar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The Joint Commission undertook a comprehensive review of all the facets of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Qatar. A detailed discussion was held to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation, particularly in the fields of trade, investment and industry, transport, energy, manpower export, education, science & technology, finance, tourism and infrastructure.
The two sides decided to aim at a long-term and sustainable partnership on equal footing to explore new areas of cooperation for encouraging trade and investment relations. The joint commission urged private sectors from both countries to establish mechanisms aiming at promotion of bilateral trade.
Both sides emphasized on the importance of activating the Qatari- Pakistani Joint Business Council. It was agreed to finalize holding the meeting of Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2019. The joint commission also encouraged establishing trade fairs and exhibitions in both countries with the aim of introducing manufactured goods and products of both countries.
The two sides expressed their interest in developing investment cooperation. The Qatari side welcomed the identification of investment opportunities in various sectors in Pakistan.
On Monday, H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs met with Omar Ayub Khan.
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