Rahim Yar Khan, 25 January 2023 (TDI): The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived in Rahim Yar Khan, during his visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Upon his arrival at the Chandna airport, he was received by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, along with a number of Ministers and senior officials.

Meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Following the President’s visit, he held an official meeting with Shehbaz Sharif. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the historical UAE-Pakistan ties and opportunities for enhancing joint cooperation.

They deliberate on enhancing relations to serve both countries and their peoples across various domains, which fall within the strategic partnership framework between the two sides.

The dignitaries discussed various cooperation paths, particularly in the fields of economy, trade, and development, which are in line with the two countries’ sustainability goals.

Prime Minister Sharif welcomed Al Nahyan’s visit to Pakistan, stressing that it represents a strong drive towards developing the relations between the two friendly countries.

Sharif reaffirmed Pakistan’s pride in the historical UAE-Pakistan relations, thanking the UAE for its ongoing support to Pakistan in various conditions, particularly in the development field.

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Notably, earlier this month, the UAE agreed to roll over the existing loan of $2 billion and provide an additional loan of $1 billion, said a statement from Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office. The rollover happened during Sharif’s visit to UAE.

Representatives from the UAE side

The meeting was attended by Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President.

Additionally, Ali Mohammed Hammad Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security; and Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan also participated.

Representatives from Pakistan’s side

In attendance from the Pakistani side were Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister for Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan; Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The interim Chief Minister of Punjab, Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, and a number of officials were also present.