Pakistan and Qatar have agreed to promote cooperation in diverse areas including aviation, culture and tourism.
The understanding came at the fifth meeting of Pakistan-Qatar joint ministerial commission in Doha on Wednesday.
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.