Abu Dhabi, UAE: COAS of Pakistan Army General Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff visited Abdu Dhabi and was received by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Now will start his visit to UAE on January 12, 2023.
COAS Asim Munir held a meeting with President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on January 11, 2023.
At the beginning of the meeting, which was held at Qasr Al Shati Palace, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed congratulated General Munir on his appointment as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, wishing him luck in his new duties to serve his country and people.
For his part, Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Munir expressed his thanks and appreciation to President His Highness for congratulating him.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed cooperation relations and joint work between the UAE and Pakistan in defence and military affairs, as well as ways to strengthen them to serve the common interests of the two friendly countries.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Court; Ali Mohammed Hammad Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security; and Staff Lieutenant General Engineer Issa Saif Mohammed Al Mazrouei as Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces.
Meanwhile, at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will visit the United Arab Emirates from 12-13 January 2023.
This would be the Prime Minister’s third visit to the UAE after assuming office. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of the Cabinet.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, 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. The two leaders will also exchange views on a range of regional and global issues of mutual interest.
The Prime Minister will meet with the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold meetings with Emirati businessmen and investors to discuss ways to enhance bilateral trade and investment.
The UAE is home to around 1.7 million Pakistanis who have been playing a pivotal role in the success story of the UAE, for the last five decades, contributing to the progress, prosperity and economic development of the two brotherly countries.
Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates enjoy close and fraternal ties based on common faith and traditions, shared history and heritage; deep-rooted cultural affinities, geographic proximity and identity of view on several regional and global issues. Regular high-level exchanges and visits are key features of this relationship.