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In meeting with Qatari FM, Qureshi offers services of Pakistani workforce for FIFA World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday offered the services of professional Pakistani workforce to Qatar’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani for FIFA World Cup, ARY News reported.

The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA,  is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022.

During his meeting with Qatar’s foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi underscored the importance of relationship between Pakistan and Qatar.

The foreign minister highlighted the huge potential for bilateral cooperation in energy, petroleum and petrochemical, agriculture and livestock sectors.

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Recalling his meeting with Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani in New York on the side-lines of 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session last month, the foreign minister reiterated his request for fast tracking the recruitment process for import of more Pakistani workers by Qatar and offered the services of professional Pakistani workforce for 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Qatari foreign minister while congratulating his Pakistani counterpart on assuming office, conveyed his keen desire to work with him for cementing brotherly relations between Pakistan and Qatar.

Discussing bilateral, political and economic relations between the two countries, the ministers decided to hold the next Joint Ministerial Conference (JMC) in December this year. It was also agreed to hold bilateral Political consultations at the same time.

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani invited Shah Mehmood Qureshi to visit Doha on mutually convenient dates. The foreign minister accepted the invitation.

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