ADU DHABI: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his UAE Counterpart His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on December 17, 2020.
During the meeting held in a cordial atmosphere, the two foreign ministers reviewed all aspects of Pakistan-UAE bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global issues.
Both foreign ministers agreed to enhance the existing strong bilateral ties, in particular in the areas of economy, trade, and investment.
Qureshi underscored the significance accorded by Pakistan to its fraternal relations with the UAE – a brotherly Country and an important regional partner.
The foreign minister elaborated the worsening situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and the precarious security situation in South Asia. He also outlined Pakistan’s consistent efforts to support peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi assured his Counterpart of active participation in the Expo 2020. He appreciated the UAE’s leadership for its consistent support Pakistan, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Always a pleasure to meet H.H @ABZayed and discuss avenues for deepening 🇵🇰 🇦🇪 relations. The welfare of our 1.6 million strong Diaspora in the UAE was discussed, with the strengthening of our people to people ties a cornerstone of our bilateral relationship. pic.twitter.com/IpzdCTirGs
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) December 17, 2020
Praising the hard work and dedication of Pakistani professionals and workers in the UAE, Qureshi acknowledged their positive contribution towards the progress and development of the UAE as well as Pakistan.
The foreign minister discussed with his counterpart matters pertaining to the Pakistani diaspora’s welfare and stressed the need to further strengthen people to people linkages between the two brotherly countries.
The minister expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during the visit.
Qureshi cordially extended an invitation to H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to visit Pakistan on mutually convenient dates in the near future which he graciously accepted.