Pakistan, UAE reaffirms to strengthen bilateral ties in different fields


ABU DHABI, April 20 (Online): Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reaffirmed the desire to further strengthen their bilateral relations in different fields.
The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.
They reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, discussing ways to enhance cooperation in diverse areas including trade, investment, infrastructure, energy, technology, tourism and manpower.
The two Foreign Ministers also discussed ways to provide fresh impetus to existing Pakistan-UAE ties. In this regard, they agreed to facilitate Ministerial level visits from both sides
Pronouncing the decision to rollover the 2 billion dollars provided in loan by Abu Dhabi Fund to Pakistan, the UAE’s Foreign Minister affirmed his country’s commitment to extend every possible support to Pakistan.
Foreign Minister Qureshi outlined his plans for showcasing the history and the future potential of Pakistan-UAE cooperation at EXPO 2020 Dubai to be held in October this year.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi lauded the positive contribution of Pakistani Diaspora in the UAE towards the development and progress of both countries. He emphasized the need for nurturing and strengthening people-to-people linkages, as well as removing impediments that hamper travel between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed his counterpart on the grave human rights situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s consistent efforts to support the ongoing peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.