Shahbaz Sharif addresses during the National Assembly session in Islamabad on April 11. AP
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday extended his thanks to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their message of felicitation.
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, Shahbaz said, "I extend my thanks to the President & Prime Minister of the UAE & the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for their message of felicitation.”
"I look forward to closely working with the UAE leadership to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between our two brotherly countries,” he added.
Earlier, Sheikh Khalifa had sent a message of congratulations to Shahbaz Sharif, after he was elected as Pakistan's new prime minister.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent similar messages to the Pakistani prime minister on the occasion.
"It is a testament to the vision of the UAE leadership, and a pride for its people, as well as Muslim Ummah," Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, the spokesperson of Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said.
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This came in a phone call Sheikh Mohamed received on Saturday from the Pakistani leader wherein they discussed regional and international issues of interest as well as ways of advancing cooperation between the two countries in confronting the menacing threat of terrorism to regional security and stability.
"We have been informed deserving community members through phone to book their tickets for upcoming special flights of PIA and the tickets have been issuing through special counters set up at the Terminal 2, Dubai International Airport,” he said.
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