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January 26, 2023 10:25 am

UAE President reaches Pakistan: Bilateral cooperation on agenda

UAE-Pakistan ties are as old as the Emirates
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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif (Photo credit: WAM)

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived in the city of Rahim Yar Khan during his visit to Pakistan.

Upon his arrival at the airport, Sheikh Mohamed was received by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a number of ministers and senior officials.

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During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the historical UAE-Pakistan ties and opportunities for enhancing joint cooperation in a way that serves the mutual benefit of the two countries and their peoples across various domains, which falls within the framework of the two countries’ strategic partnership.

Ties between the UAE and Pakistan are warm and historic, stretching back decades.

Prime Minister Sharif welcomed the visit of Sheikh Mohamed to Pakistan, stressing that it represents a vigorous drive towards developing the relations between the two friendly countries.

The two parties discussed various cooperation paths, especially in the fields of economy, trade, and development, which align with the two countries’ sustainability objectives.

They also discussed several issues of common interest and exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern.

For his part, Prime Minister Sharif reaffirmed his country’s pride in the historical UAE-Pakistan relations, expressing his appreciation to the UAE for its continuous support to Pakistan in various conditions, especially in the development fields.

Earlier this month, the UAE agreed to roll over the existing loan of $2 billion and provide an additional $1 billion, said a statement from Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office.

The rollover came when PM Shehbaz visited the Emirati nation.

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