Qureshi reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to forge closer cooperation with UAE

NIAMEY, Niger: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed Pakistan’s commitment to forge closer cooperation with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in diverse fields.

In a meeting with the UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimi on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey, the Capital of Niger, the foreign minister highlighted the close fraternal ties as well as people-to-people contacts between Pakistan and UAE.

During the meeting, the two foreign ministers exchanged views on bilateral cooperation, the COVID-19 situation, Pakistan’s participation in the Expo, and other matters of mutual interest.

The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on OIC matters and stressed the importance of further strengthening it as a united and pivotal platform for the Muslim Ummah.

While appreciating Qureshi’s statement at the 47th CFM Session, the Emirati Minister of State lauded Pakistan’s initiative to propose an OIC resolution on combatting Islamophobia.

Apprising the Emirati Minister of State of the difficulties being faced by Pakistani Citizens with regard to UAE visa, Qureshi underscored the need to address the issue at the earliest possible.

It was also agreed in the meeting to enhance mutual exchanges to carry forward the process of growing bilateral cooperation.