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Trade, investment to top agenda as PM Shehbaz lands in Abu Dhabi

PM is expected to hold meetings with other Emirati dignitaries, businesspersons, heads of financial institutions

By Web Desk
May 23, 2024
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif reaches Abu Dhabi on one-day visit on May 23, 2024. —PMO
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif reaches Abu Dhabi on one-day visit on May 23, 2024. —PMO

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday landed in Abu Dhabi on an "important" visit during which matters related to trade and investment will be discussed with the Emirati leadership.

After landing here, PM Shehbaz tweeted: “Just arrived in the UAE on a short but important visit. Looking forward to a fruitful exchange of views with the UAE leadership with a view to deepen the historic and brotherly PAK-UAE ties.”

Trade, investment to top agenda as PM Shehbaz lands in Abu Dhabi

Vice President and Chairman of Presidential Court of UAE Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan received the premier upon his arrival in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistani Ambassador to UAE Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi and other Pakistan and Emirati authorities were also present on this occasion.

This is Shehbaz’s maiden visit to the UAE since assuming the Prime Minister’s Office after the 2024 general elections. The premier is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising the federal cabinet’s key ministers.

During the visit, PM Shehbaz is expected to hold meetings with other Emirati dignitaries, businesspersons, and heads of financial institutions as well.

Pakistan and the UAE have long-standing fraternal relations deep rooted in religio-cultural affinity. Frequent high-level exchanges form a distinguishing feature of brotherly ties between the two countries.

The Pakistani envoy to the UAE Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi had returned to the UAE last weekend to fine-tune arrangements for Shehbaz’s visit.

The prime minister’s visit marks an important step towards further deepening multifaceted bilateral collaboration between Pakistan and the UAE.

UAE Consul General in Karachi Bakheet Ateeq Al-Remeithi on April 18 said that Pakistanis had a great role in the development of Dubai.

He had said this while addressing the inauguration ceremony of an Arabic language centre in the government vocational training institute in the Buffer Zone area. The Arabic language centre was inaugurated by Al- Remeithi.

The consul general had said that Pakistanis would be given jobs on a preferential basis in every sector and students of the vocational centre would also be called to the UAE visa centre soon. He had urged the students not to believe anti-national videos on social media and delete them.