Islamabad - Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar, called on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq here at Parliament House on Friday.

Talking to the Qatari Ambassador, Speaker National Assembly said that Pakistan cherishes its historic brotherly relations with Qatar and wants them to be taken up to new heights through parliamentary cooperation between the legislatures of both the countries. The speaker said that parliamentary diplomacy was an excellent way of bringing two nations closer, which were already tied in eternal religious and historic bonds. He appreciated the unwavering support of Qatar to Pakistan as and when required.

Expressing his satisfaction over the economic cooperation between Pakistan and Qatar, the speaker said that Qatari investors should take advantage of up-coming business opportunities in Pakistan and invest in various sectors especially the energy and manufacturing sectors. He said that Pakistan requires support of his brotherly country for meeting the energy scarcity. Qatari ambassador thanked the speaker for his remarks. He said that Qatar also attaches significances to its relations and strongly desires to see a prosperous, stable and economically vibrant Pakistan. He said that the incumbent Qatari leadership was keen to further enhance ties with Pakistan. The ambassador said that Qatar would extend all-out support to Pakistan in addressing the energy shortages. He agreed for frequent interactions between the parliamentarians of both countries. He said that Qatar considers Pakistan as its brother and desires to further solidify the fraternal bonds.

“We would always stand by its Pakistani brethren whenever needed”, he added.