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Posted On: 25 July 2019 10:02 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Newspapers highlight Qatari-Pakistani deep historical ties

Abdullah Amir
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Qatari newspapers Al-Sharq and Al-Raya underlined in their editorials on Thursday that the visit of H.E. the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan to Doha on Wednesday reflects the high level relations reached by the two brotherly countries, especially since it came shortly after H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's visit to Pakistan in June, during which H.H. directed new investments worth $3 billion in the form of deposits and direct investments in Pakistan.

The newspapers praised the talks held between H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the Pakistani Prime Minister, which affirm the strength of bilateral relations between Qatar and Pakistan, and the existence of a common and sincere desire to strengthen relations, continue political consultation and exchange views on current regional and international issues.

For its part, Al-Sharq newspaper said that the visit of the Pakistani Prime Minister and his meeting with H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior constitutes a new driving force to the relations between the two countries. The paper added that Qatar's investments in the Pakistani economy reflects the confidence of the State of Qatar in the ability of Prime Minister Imran Khan to promote development in his country.

The newspaper praised the two countries' keenness to strengthen relations based on mutual trust and respect and on Pakistan's belief in the regional role played by Qatar, especially at the political level, in order to promote stability, highlighting Qatar's hosting of the dialogue between the Taliban movement and the United States and the intra-Afghan dialogue. The newspaper noted that the Pakistani Prime Minister expressed his readiness to make efforts to persuade the Taliban to enter into negotiations with the Afghan government.

Al-Sharq expressed confidence in its conclusion that Pakistan's common desire to bring peace to Afghanistan will have a positive effect in encouraging the Afghan parties to sit down and discuss the roadmap set by the Afghan parties in Doha earlier this month, as well as what Pakistan will propose for cooperation to build peace and realize the aspirations of the brotherly Afghan people.

For its part, Al-Raya stressed in its editorial today that the importance of the Qatari-Pakistani relations stems from the common desire of the two countries' leaders to transform them from bilateral cooperation to a strategic partnership in various fields.

In this regard, the paper noted H.E. Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani's affirmation of the depth of the historical and strategic relations between Qatar and Pakistan.

The paper pointed out that H.E. Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan's short visit to Qatar underscores the solidity of these relations and emphasizes the common interest in developing and turning them into strategic partnerships in various fields.

The paper underlined that H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's recent visit to Pakistan last June and the discussions H.H. held with H.E. Imran Khan is a platform for strategic cooperation between the two countries.

The paper stressed that H.H.'s visit also marks a new and important phase in the Qatari-Pakistani relations in various fields, especially after Qatar decided to grant Pakistan $3 billion in the form of deposits and direct investment.

Moreover, the daily said that the Pakistani Prime Minister's visit to Qatar and the talks he held with H.E. the Prime Minister and Interior Minister have important implications as they affirm the strength of bilateral relations between Qatar and Pakistan and the existence of a common and sincere desire to strengthen relations, continue political consultation, exchange views on current regional and international issues and develop cooperation in promising sectors, most notably investment, energy, hospitality, food security and other vital sectors of mutual interest.

In conclusion, Al-Raya said that the Qatari-Pakistani relations are not limited only to political, economic and military cooperation, but they also include cooperation in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing, adding that the increase of Qatari investments in Pakistan reflects Qatar's confidence in H.E the Pakistani Prime Minister's government.

Source: QNA