Islamabad, 3 December 2022 (TDI): Hamad Obaid Alzaabi, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan, held a reception to celebrate the 51st Federation Day.

Minister of Defense, Khawaja Asif joined the event with other politicians, businessmen, and media outlets to commemorate the Day.

Khawaja Asif, Minister of Defense delivered a speech on the 51st Unification Anniversary of UAE highlighting the bilateral relations of both states.

He stated that “Pakistan is one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with UAE, which embodies the depth of historical relations between two peoples, social and cultural ties that bind them.”

Hamad Obaid Alzaabi, Ambassador of UAE, also shed light on the bond both countries share. He said, “the bond between two peoples with a rich history and cultural heritage strengthens ties between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the UAE. Fifty years of affection and respect for one another.”

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The UAE was first recognized by Pakistan, and the UAE continues to be a significant source of economic and financial support for Pakistan. UAE acknowledges Pakistan’s contribution to the advancement of essential institutions in the Emirates.

While Pakistan acknowledges its investment in Pakistan’s infrastructure and economy. The majority of the people in both nations are Muslims and practice the same religion.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father & first President of the UAE, is honored with several institutions, bridges, airports, and hospitals in Pakistan, including the Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex in Lahore and the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Swat Valley.

The UAE Pakistan Assistance Program (UAE-PAP) was established on January 12, 2011, with the goal of aiding Pakistan and lessening the effects of floods through infrastructure development.

With an emphasis on four key sectors of social rehabilitation health, education, water, and infrastructure the program has worked on a comprehensive redevelopment plan that considers Pakistan’s hard environment and arid climate.

Several crucial actions have been made by the program to assist the residents of the Swat district, including the establishment of 64 water supply systems, the building of two bridges, 52 schools, and 7 hospitals.