Abu Dhabi, 12 January 2023 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a two-day visit, on Thursday. The Prime Minister is visiting the UAE at the invitation of President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sharif and his delegation were welcomed at Abu Dhabi airport by UAE Minister of Economic Affairs, Abdullah Touq Al Mari.

He was accompanied by a high-level delegation that included key cabinet members. Notably, this is Sharif’s third visit to the UAE after assuming the office of Prime Minister.

Bilateral engagements

During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet Zayed Al Nahyan with a particular focus on advancing economic, trade, and investment ties between the two brotherly countries and creating increased opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in the UAE.

Sharif will also meet the UAE Prime Minister and Vice President Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Prime Minister will discuss ways to boost bilateral trade and investment with Emirati businessmen and investors during his meetings.

Pakistan to strengthen ties with UAE

Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting regarding his upcoming two-day visit to the UAE on Wednesday. During the meeting, he said that Pakistan was keen to further enhance its brotherly ties with the United Arab Emirates.

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Sharif highlighted that both countries had immense potential for cooperation in trade, economic, and investment sectors.

He reiterated to take the bilateral ties between Pakistan and the UAE to new heights and stressed that both countries should fully realize the huge available opportunities.

Meeting of Pakistan’s Army Chief with UAE President

In another sitting, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Asim Munir met UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi’s Qasr al Shati Palace.

Both officials reviewed bilateral cooperation and military ties and discussed ways to strengthen them for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

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The UAE President also congratulated the COAS on assuming the command of the Pakistan Army and wished him luck in his new duties. It is pertinent to note that the meeting was part of COAS’s seven-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.