Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi. File
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, have reviewed the prospects of growing cooperation between the two friendly nations across all fronts, specially in the trade, health and economic domains.
This came as the UAE top diplomat welcomed his Pakistani counterpart at the Ministry’s HQ, wherein they exchanged Ramadan greetings.
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.
The two sides discussed the ongoing cooperation between the two countries to stem the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ways of accelerating global synergy to address the impact of the disease and ensure the delivery of its vaccine to all countries of the world
The two ministers also reviewed the details of Pakistan’s participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will open in October this year, with Sheikh Abdullah congratulating Qureshi on the completion of his country’s pavilion, wishing his country successful participation in the much-awaited global event.
Attending the meeting was Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State.
Earlier, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, received, in his palace, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan.
During the meeting, Sheikh Nahyan welcomed Qureshi and his delegation, and both sides discussed ways to further develop cooperation between the UAE and Pakistan, to serve their mutual interests.
They also exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual concern and discussed the developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and the related precautionary measures implemented by both countries.
They then discussed the UAE’s preparations to host the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will coincide with the country’s Golden Jubilee.
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 Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, received on Sunday Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Indian Minister of External Affairs.
Both sides agreed that the Bilateral Political Consultations provided a useful mechanism for regular, in-depth exchange of views on all issues of common interest.
Sheikh Abdullah affirmed the UAE’s appreciation of the Pakistani community as more than 1.5 million of the Pakistani diaspora enjoy safety and stability in their second country the UAE, and praised their great role and active contribution to the prosperity of the country.
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