PM Shehbaz reaches UAE on two-day official visit

F.P. Report

ABU DHABI: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday arrived in Abu Dhabi on a two-day official visit of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UAE Minister of Economic Affairs Abdullah Touq Al Mari received the prime minister and his delegation on their arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport.

The prime minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of the cabinet.

Shehbaz Sharif is visiting the UAE at the invitation of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

This is the third visit of Shehbaz Sharif to the UAE after assuming the office of prime minister.

During the visit, the prime minister will meet the UAE president 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 prime minister will also meet the UAE Prime Minister and Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

During the meetings with the Emirati businessmen and investors, the prime minister will 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 countries.

It may be mentioned here that Army Chief General Asim Munir had detailed talks with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

Earlier, chairing a review meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday regarding his UAE visit, Shehbaz Sharif had said Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates have ample opportunities of cooperation in diverse sectors, including trade, economy, and investment.

He said both the countries are keen to strengthen the brotherly relations. He said Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates want to take the relations to new heights.