Qatari Amir’s visit – an impetus to bilateral cooperation, regional peace

ISLAMABAD, Jun 23 (APP):Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani concluded his two-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday, which will prove to be an impetus for strengthening the bilateral cooperation in multiple fields like defence, energy and tourism and curbing the money laundering.

At the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Qatari Amir’s visit marked the wide ranging talks with the prime minister, President Dr Arif Alvi as well as at the delegation level.

The major takeaways of the discussions between the two leaderships were the signing of the memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on enhancing cooperation on crucial subjects like the financial intelligence, including the money laundering and terror financing, besides thorough discussion on regional peace, particularly the Afghan peace process.

In total, Pakistan and Qatar had signed three MoUs on establishment of a Joint Working Group (JWG) on Trade and Investment; cooperation on tourism and business events; and exchange of financial intelligence related to money laundering, associated predicate offences and terrorism financing.