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ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP): Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi Friday said immense potential exists in energy and economic sectors of the country.

Talking to Ambassador of Kingdom of Qatar Saqr-Bin-Mubbark Al-Munsouri who called the Deputy Speaker here, he invited Qatari investors in Pakistan to take advantage of such opportunities.

The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan and Qatar were intertwined in in bounds of religion, history and culture.

He expressed the desire to further consolidate this relation through people to people, parliamentary and economic cooperation.

He also stressed the need for unity amongst Muslim Ummah for countering the negative portrayal of Islam.

The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan appreciates support of Qatar on international and regional forums.

Javed Abbasi also underlined the need for enhancing bilateral trade and cooperation between both the countries.

He appreciated the support of state of Qatar that has been extended to Pakistan for its socio-economic and infrastructure development specially education and health sectors.

The Deputy Speaker said that Qatar could benefit from the skilled human resource potential of Pakistan.

Underlining the need for enhancing parliamentary contacts between legislatures of both countries, the Deputy Speaker said that parliamentarians from either side could bring both the nation closer and learn from each other’s experience.

He also invited members of parliament of Qatar to visit Pakistan.

Ambassador of Qatar Saqr-Bin-Mubbark Al-Munsouri said that Qatar also attaches great importance to brotherly relations with Pakistan and desires to strengthen them through cooperation in diverse sectors.

He assured his government’s all out support for addressing energy constraints.

He also appreciated contributions of Pakistan expatriates living in Qatar and said that his country was keen in importing skilled Pakistani human resource.

He also agreed for enhancing parliamentary contacts between legislatures of both the countries.