During the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s a day-long visit to the Emirates, at the invitation of Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, “resolved to strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties, besides fostering cooperation to deal with transnational organized crime, including money laundering. drug trafficking and human trafficking”, according to a Foreign Office statement. The two sides decided to cooperate to boost trade, investment, economic development, energy, infrastructure and agriculture.
PM was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the visit the PM Khan was met with Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also visited Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the Martyrs’ Memorial where he paid homage to Emirati heroes, who had sacrificed their lives in the service of nation.
Both sides decided to hold the next Pakistan-UAE Joint Ministerial Commission, to be co-chaired by the respective foreign ministers in Abu Dhabi in February 2019. Crown prince acknowledged the counter terrorism efforts of Pakistan.
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17 November, 2019