PR No. 266
Islamabad: February 27, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a day-long visit to Doha on 27th February 2020. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Mr. Nadeem Babar and senior officials. Delegation-level talks were followed by tete-a-tete between the two leaders. They exchanged views on the existing excellent bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the robust political and economic partnership existing between the two brotherly countries. The two countries agreed to further enhance economic cooperation especially in the energy sector. It was also agreed to immediately activate the bilateral Joint Working Group on Commerce and Investment and the M.O.U on Cooperation in the fields of Tourism and Business Events. The Prime Minister appreciated Qatar’s valuable role leading to the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement due to be signed on 29th February 2020. Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan’s continued support for an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process. The two leaders expressed the hope that all Afghan stakeholders would seize this historic opportunity to reach an inclusive political settlement for the establishment of durable peace and stability in Afghanistan. Prime Minister also briefed the Amir of Qatar on the continuing grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir under the RSS-inspired BJP government. He expressed deep concern over the ongoing anti-Muslim riots in India which have been precipitated by the Hindutva inspired ideology of the current Indian government.