Tuesday Apr 19, 2022
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif emphasised his government's commitment to further advance the economic dimension of the relationship with the UAE, focusing on enhanced trade, investment, energy, infrastructure, food security, and employment generation.
Prime Minister Shehbaz expressed his views in a meeting with Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan HE Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi on Tuesday.
The ambassador called on the prime minister to extend warm felicitations for assuming office as the PM of Pakistan and reaffirmed UAE’s desire to further strengthen bilateral relations with Pakistan during the meeting.
Thanking the ambassador, PM Shehbaz also lauded his efforts to promote bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and the UAE in various fields.
The premier conveyed his warm greetings to the UAE leadership and expressed his firm resolve to closely engage with them to further deepen and broaden this vital partnership, appreciating the vision of the UAE leadership for the inspirational transformation of the country in the span of just 50 years.
Prime Minister Shehbaz affirmed that Pakistan and the UAE had always enjoyed special relations which are firmly rooted in shared history, common faith and geographical proximity. He underlined that these relations were further amplified by close people-to-people contacts.
The premier also acknowledged the important role of expatriate Pakistanis in the development of the UAE, who are serving as a strong bridge between the two countries.
Pakistan and the UAE enjoy close fraternal ties marked by decades of close collaboration. High-level interactions provide continuous momentum to the growth of bilateral cooperation.