DOHA - Qatar has expressed the desire to expand bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in various sectors, including trade, education, and transport.
Talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a meeting in Doha today, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa al-Thani said the people of his country keep their Pakistani brethren in high esteem.
He said people of both countries have great confidence in each other.
Thanking Qatari government for its offer to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields, Shah Mehmood Qureshi assured Pakistan's full cooperation in matters of mutual interest.
He said bilateral relations between the two countries are getting stronger at a fast pace, which is a welcoming sign. He said Qatar is trustworthy and friendly country of Pakistan.
Besides discussing bilateral ties, they also exchanged views on important regional and international issues.
Earlier, Pakistan and Qatar have agreed to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
This understanding came after a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha on Sunday.
Matters pertaining to mutual ties and changing situation of the region were discussed in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan will support Qatar at all levels in upcoming FIFA world cup in 2022.
He said Pakistan's trade with Qatar has witnessed an unmatched increase in last year.
Qatar 's Foreign Minister lauded Pakistan's positive role for bringing peace in Afghanistan and the region.
He said more opportunities will be provided to Pakistani workers in Qatar .
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani also held a luncheon in honor of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Foreign Minister will hold talks with Emir and Prime Minister of Qatar after lunch.