UAE, Pakistan resolve to strengthen economic & commercial ties

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE and Pakistan have decided to deepen their commercial and economic ties by accelerating cooperation and building partnerships in the areas of investment, energy, infrastructure, and agriculture.

The bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting between the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shehbaz Sharif and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Prime Minister, along with a high-level delegation reached Abu Dhabi after his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Sharif paid tribute to the services of the founder of the UAE Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for laying the foundation of strong Pak-UAE relations and reiterated his government’s resolve to further strengthen the ties in light of the late UAE leader’s vision.

The Prime Minister also thanked the UAE leadership for continuous support to Pakistan at bilateral as well as international forums, particularly the UAE’s projects of public welfare in Pakistan and cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Abu Dhabi crown prince assured his support to strengthen the bilateral relations for the betterment of the future generations.

Acknowledging the constructive role of the Pakistani diaspora in the UAE’s development, the crown prince said that “the Pakistani expatriates had been playing their role since the days when there had been a limited number of people from other nationalities in the Emirates.”

“Pakistan and the UAE had always been supporting each other in the hour of need and would continue to assist each other in the future,” the crown prince added.

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