Sheikh Abdullah and Shah Mahmood Qureshi greet each other with an elbow bump during their meeting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday night. WAM
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Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, have explored ways of further expanding the prospects of cooperation between the two friendly countries across various fields.
Sheikh Abdullah and Mahmood Qureshi hold talks in Abu Dhabi.
This came as the UAE top diplomat welcomed Qureshi and discussed the latest developments in the region and an array of regional and international issues of interest.
The two minsters also reviewed accelerating cooperation between the two countries as part of the global fight against COVID-19.
Sheikh Abdullah re-affirmed the breadth and width of the privileged relations between the two nations across all fronts, and underlined the UAE’s keenness to advance channels of coordination and cooperation with Pakistan.
Qureshi said Pakistan and the UAE have deep, historic and fraternal ties, adding that the country has always supported Pakistan in its hour of need.
Sheikh Abdullah and Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a meeting in Abu Dhabi. WAM
He stated that around 1.6 million Pakistanis living in the UAE have been contributing to the country's development for the last several decades. He said the
Pakistani community in the UAE has a pivotal role in promoting contacts at a public level between the two countries, Radio Pakistan reported.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Office (FO), Qureshi also expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during the visit.
He extended an invitation to Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to visit Pakistan on mutually convenient dates in the near future which he graciously accepted, the statement added.
In a tweet, Qureshi said it was "always a pleasure" to meet his UAE counterpart, adding that "avenues for deepening Pakistan and UAE relations" were discussed during the meeting.
Attending the meeting was Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, the UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
In a video message, Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai and Northern Emirates has said that the Dubai mission in collaboration with its partners has facilitated 110 special flights from Dubai to repatriate around 22,000 stranded Pakistan till date.
Visitors at the festival expressed their joy and surprise at being able to witness aspects of Emirati and global cultural traditions up close and in a way they hadn’t before.
Hassan Afzal Khan presented his credentials to Rashid Al Qaseer, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Dubai Office) and assumed his responsibilities as consul general of Pakistan to Dubai and Northern Emirates.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on Saturday approved Hatta Master Development Plan, which forms an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
Since the beginning of 2021, the campaign in Pakistan has succeeded in providing 75,148,404 doses of vaccination against polio, bringing the total number, provided by the campaign since 2014 and until 2021, to 583, 240,876 vaccination doses.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 84 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 739,190.