Qatar - Pakistan relation


Joint cooperation:
  • The State of Qatar and Pakistan are members of different international organizations, and it is common for Pakistan from time to time to seek the support and assistance of the State of Qatar for its candidature in the counsels and international organizations of the United Nations, there is also continued coordination between both countries on the side lines of international forums and support to candidates of both countries.
  • MoU was signed between the Foreign ministries of the State of Qatar and Pakistan during the visit of H. H. the Father Emir to Pakistan from 5 to 6 April 1999 and according to this agreement both countries support and assist the stance of the other part.
  • H. H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani visited officially Pakistan in March 2015, a visit that led to more improvement of the relations between the two countries and lifting it to new levels.
  • The years 2015 and 2016 witnessed exchange of high level, civil and military visits between the two countries.
  • The year 2015 witnessed indicators to support the bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and Pakistan and there are evidences that the trade exchange and investments will increase widely to indicate the strength of the relations between the two countries.This will be through the visits of the officials of both countries and positive commitment on this regards.
  • The 4th session of the Joint Ministerial Commission was hold in Islamabad on 22 December 2016.
Facts of the Bilateral Relations:
The years 2015 and 2016 witnessed indicators to support the bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and Pakistan and there are evidences that the trade exchange and investments will increase widely to indicate the strength of the relations between the two countries.  This will be through the visits of the officials of both countries and positive commitment on this regards.

Opportunities to increase cooperation:
There are promising chances for investment and joint ventures between the two countries in different fields in Pakistan, especially in companies like Iron, energy and agriculture in a condition of betterment of security situation and stable political situation.​

Bilateral Relations:
  • The bilateral relations between the two countries are at its best because of the exchange of visits such as the visit that was conducted by H. H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during the period from 23 to 24 March 2015 and the official visit of H. E. the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the State of Qatar during the period from 10 to 11 February 2016 and the official visit that was conducted by H. E. the President Mamnon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the State of Qatar during the period from 23 to 24 October 2016.
  • Following agreements were signed during 2016:-
  1. The Armed Forces of the State of Qatar will purchase 8 Super Mashaq aircrafts from the Pakistani company Aeronautical Complex, Camra.
  2. During February 2016 an agreement was signed between the State of Qatar and Pakistan for the import of LNG to Pakistan.
  3. On 29 September 2016 an agreement was signed between the State of Qatar and Pakistan for the import of LNG to Pakistan for 20 years and it was signed between GEIL of Pakistan and Qatar Gas.
  4. On 22 December 2016 the Protocol of the Joint Ministerial Commission was signed in Islamabad.
Shared Visions:
  • Vision of the State of Qatar towards Pakistan: The State of Qatar visualizes Pakistan as a large Islamic state with strong and close historical ties with strategic depth in the region and that is why the State of Qatar seek to strengthen its relations with Pakistan in all fields and levels.
  • Vision of Pakistan towards the State of Qatar:
  • Pakistan look forward to strengthen its relations with the State of Qatar in its endeavor to strengthen its relations with the Gulf states, Pakistan also look forward to improve its trade, economic and investment relations with the State of Qatar, to have more cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy and different fields.

Exchange of visits

High profile visits of Qataris to Pakistan:
  • Visit of H. H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Emir of the State of Qatar to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during the period from 23 to 24 March 2015.
  • Visit of H. E. dr. Khalid Bin Muhammad Alattia State Minister of Defence Affairs and Member of the Ministerial Council to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during the period from 26 to 29 October 2016.
  • Visit of H. E. Dr. Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahid Al Hamadi Minister of Education and Higher Education along with acoompanied delegation to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during the period from 31 May to 1 June 2016.
  • Visit of H. E. Dr. Muhammad Bin Saleh Al Sadat, Minister of Energy and Industry.
High profile visits by Pakistanis to the State of Qatar:
  • Official Visit of H. E. President Mamnoon Husain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the State of Qatar during the period from 23 to 25 October 2016.
  • Official Visit of H. E. the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to the State of Qatar during the period from 10 to 11 February 2016.
  • Visit of H. E. General Raheel Sharif Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan to the State of Qatar and his meeting with His Highness Emir of the State of Qatar on 22 February 2016.
Agreements:
List of Agreements:
  1. MoU between the Foreign Ministries of Qatar and Pakistan.
  2. Agreement between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Qatar and Pakistan.
  3. Agreement for the encouragement and security of bilateral investments.
  4. Agreement to avoid tax duplications.
  5. MoU between the State Bank of Pakistan and Qatar Islamic Bank.
  6. MoUs with Provinces of Pakistan.
  7. Additional Protocol to the Labor Agreement.
  8. Deputation of Army Personal of Pakistan to serve with the Qatar Emiri guard.
  9. Agreement for Security Cooperation.
  10. MoU for cooperation in organizing exhibitions.
  11. Agreement for cooperation in the field of law.
  12. Bilateral agreement for exchange of administrative assistance for the right implementation of custom, suppression, finding and anti customs violations laws.
  13. Protocol of first executive program in the field of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research, to the agreement of cultural, scientific, technical, educational and media cooperation (education and higher education).
  14. Agreement for cooperation in the field of culture.
  15. MoU in the field of youth and sports.
  16. MoU in the field of meteorological and marine services.
  17. Agreement for cooperation in the field of energy for the importation of LNG.
  18. MoU for cooperation in the field of health.
  19. MoU for cooperation in the field of academic research and cooperative activities.
  20. MoU for cooperation in the field of radio and television.
  21. Agreement for training and sale of training aircraft of Super Mashaq dated 23/06/2016.
  22. Signing of agreement between GEIL of Pakistan and Qatar Gas on 29 September 2016 for the importation of LNG to Pakistan for 20 years.
  23. Signing of the Protocol of the 4th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Commission in Islamabad on 22 December 2016.
Meetings:
List of meetings:
  • Political dialogue between the Foreign Ministries of Qatar and Pakistan.
  • Qatar – Pakistan Joint Commission for the additional Protocol to the agreement of Pakistani labor force in Qatar, first meeting was held in Doha from 10 to 12 May 2011 and second meeting was held in Islamabad on 10 December 2012.
  • Qatar – Pakistan Joint Ministerial Commission:
  • 1st meeting was held in Doha on 26 March 1985.
  • 2nd meeting was held in Islamabad from 22 to 23 February 2012.
  • 3rd meeting was held in Doha on 19 February 2014.
  • 4th meeting was held in Islamabad from 21 to 22 December 2016.
  • 5th meeting will be held in Doha during 2018.