Sheikh Mohammed holds talks with Arif Alvi at Expo 2020 Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi at the headquarters of Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday.
Both the leaders discussed the future of bilateral relations in light of the historical ties between the two countries.
Arif Alvi arrived in the UAE on Saturday on a two‑day visit. UAE's Minister of Justice, Abdullah Bin Sultan Bin Awad Al Nuaimi welcomed him at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
Arif Alvi met heads of leading investment and technology firms in Dubai.
He also witnessed the signing of three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)s between Pakistan’s Special Technology Zones Authority with Mastercard, Galaxy racer (E-sports) and Shorooq Partners VC Funds.
Alvi invited the companies to invest in Pakistan’s diverse sectors particularly in e-business.
Addressing the Investment Conference organised by Special Technology Zones Authority, Arif Alvi said that was committed to offer promising business opportunities for foreign investors through one-window operations in sectors of innovation and technology.
He said Pakistan is offering promising business opportunities to foreign investors through one-window operations in sectors of innovation and technology
He also addressed the launching ceremony of Roshan Apna Ghar Programme in Dubai.
The UAE royal and Pak PM discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance it at the premier’s residence.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan also sent similar messages to President Alvi, as well as to Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, on the occasion.
The tranches were fully subscribed by a syndicate of leading UAE banks, the government statement said.
Recent measures in Pakistan to widen the tax net, initiating a number of proposals like an amnesty scheme to allow people to declare their ‘unknown’ assets, and changes in tariff in many services and products, have created confusion among the Pakistani expatriates in the UAE.
During the meeting, they discussed friendship relations and various aspects of cooperation and coordination between the UAE and the United States of America, especially in the defence and military sectors.
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