Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. File
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached Dubai on a 3-day official visit to the UAE on Saturday.
He was welcomed by senior officials from the UAE and Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai and Northern Emirates Ahmed Amjad Ali and others. During the visit, the Foreign Minister will meet his counterpart, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other UAE dignitaries. The Foreign Minister will also meet Pakistani diaspora and interact with local and international media.
The Foreign Minister will hold consultations with the UAE’s leadership on all areas of bilateral cooperation including collaboration in trade and investment, job opportunities for the Pakistani workforce and the welfare of Pakistani diaspora. He will also discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest.
The UAE is home to the second largest Pakistani community abroad.
Pakistan and the UAE enjoy strong fraternal ties, rooted deep in common faith and shared history and values. High-level visits between the two countries have played a pivotal role in providing further impetus to strengthening bilateral cooperation and collaboration on a wide range of issues.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday held a telephonic conversation with UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Abdullah affirmed the depth and strength of relations between the UAE and Pakistan, which, he said, are longstanding and based on mutual trust and respect. He stressed the two nations’ determination to grow cooperation across all fields for the common good of both nations’ peoples.
In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the UAE has close historical ties with India and Pakistan and that it commends the efforts of the two countries to reach this achievement. It also stressed that this is an important step towards achieving security, stability and prosperity in the region.
The pavilion is located in the 'Opportunity District' and has a total covered area of 35,000 Sqft. The inner journey of the Pavilion is set under the theme ‘Pakistan: The Hidden Treasure’ with an aim to enhance tourism, commerce and investment in Pakistan.
Fire officials say about 15 people were on the deck of a beach house on the 20500 block of Pacific Coast Highway on Saturday when it gave way, dropping them onto the large rocks below.
"As vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all federating units, we continue to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated," Umar said on Twitter.
Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have also congratulated Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, on the advent of Eid Al Fitr.