Qatar’s FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani to arrive in Islamabad today
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will arrive in Islamabad today to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other officials announced the Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday.
“Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will hold talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani focusing on developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan-Qatar relations,” said the FO in a statement.
The FO said that Islamabad and Doha enjoy “close, cordial ties” that are “rooted deep in shared faith and values”. It also said that both the countries have closely collaborated on regional and global issues of common interest.
“Qatar is home to more than 200,000 hard working Pakistani expatriates contributing to national development and economic progress of both countries,” said the FO. It added that the Qatari official’s visit will add momentum to bilateral tires and “strengthen coordination on key regional and international issues”.
Qatari official is the latest foreign minister that will be arriving in Pakistan in wake of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
Both Pakistan and Qatar have played a crucial role in facilitating the talks between the Taliban and the United States which has made them key players in the region.
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