ISLAMABAD: The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, will visit the State of Qatar on 23-24 October 2016

The visit is being undertaken at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar.

During the visit, the President will hold bilateral meetings with the Emir of Qatar and other dignitaries. The two sides will review important aspects of bilateral relations. Regional issues and international developments will also be discussed.

Pakistan and Qatar enjoy excellent bilateral relations in all fields. The two countries share similar view on regional and global issues and also closely cooperate and support each other at the international forum like the UN and OIC.

People to People contacts have remained an important feature of bilateral relations between the two countries. Qatar hosts more than 125,000 Pakistanis, who have been contributing towards the development and prosperity of Qatar as well as Pakistan.

The high level exchanges between the two countries that started with the visit of His Highness the Emir of Qatar to Pakistan in March 2015 and return visit by the Prime Minister of Pakistan to Qatar in February 2016, are a sign of growing relations between the two countries.

The main focus of the President’s official talks and interaction with the Qatari leadership will be on further enhancement of bilateral relations in various fields, including energy cooperation, trade investment, defence and increase in employment opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in the Qatari market. The President’s visit would further consolidate the already existing relations.