DOHA: Pakistan and Qatar have signed four agreements including most talked about LNG accord.
Agreements and Memorandum of Understandings were signed to increase cooperation in diverse fields between the two countries, state media reported on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani witnessed the signing ceremony held in Doha on Wednesday.
The most important agreement signed was regarding import of LNG from Qatar. It was signed by Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatar Gas.
Under the agreement Pakistan will import 3.75 million tons of LNG annually from Qatar which will fulfil twenty percent need of Pakistan.
MOUs for enhancing bilateral cooperation with Qatar in Radio and TV, education, health and academic research were also signed.
Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in Doha on Wednesday.
They discussed ways to enhance cooperation in different fields including energy, trade, investment and defence.
In his remarks during the meeting, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan offers attractive incentives for foreign investment and Qatar Investment Authority should explore the potential in different sectors particularly power generation projects.
Prime Minister said Pakistan is a suitable country for investment and quantum of investment should be enhanced.
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani on this occasion thanked Prime Minister for visit and said that Qatar is second home for Pakistanis.
Earlier, on his arrival at Doha airport, PM Nawaz Sharif was received by his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani along with other officials.