Islamabad, June 22: Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit on Saturday. He was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising key ministers and senior officials. The Emir was visiting Pakistan after a break of over four years. He last toured Islamabad in March 2015, Dawn newspaper reported.
Al Thani was accorded a red carpet reception with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan receiving him at the Nur Khan Airbase. He was also given a 21-gun salute and children presented bouquets to him, the report said. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Disrespected in Pakistan? Imran Khan Eats, President Alvi Forgets to Stand For Speech; Watch Video.
The Qatari leader will hold talks with Khan and will also meet President Arif Alvi. "The two sides will discuss ways and means of building a robust and mutually beneficial economic partnership. During the visit, Pakistan and Qatar will sign MoUs/agreements for enhanced bilateral cooperation in different areas," the Foreign Office had announced earlier.
In a post on Instagram, Khan had earlier claimed that the Qatari Emir would announce an investment of around $22 billion, which would be greater than the investment promised by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier this year.