Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday reached United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a two-day official visit.
The Premier was received by UAE Economic Affairs minister, Abdullah Touq Al Mari, and officers of the Pakistani embassy at the airport. The Prime minister is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of the federal cabinet.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to UAE at the invitation of the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This is the prime Minister’s third visit to the UAE after taking charge in the office.
During the Offical visit to UAE, the prime minister will meet the UAE President with a particular focus on advancing economic, trade, and investment ties between the two brotherly countries and creating increased opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in the UAE.
The two leaders will also exchange views on a range of regional and global issues of mutual interest and also discuss the security issues that the region is facing.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will meet with the UAE Prime Minister and Vice President and also the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. During the visit, the Prime minister will also hold meetings with Emirati businessmen and investors to discuss ways to enhance bilateral trade and investment.
The UAE is home to around 1.7 million Pakistanis who have been doing Jobs in different fields of UAE and playing a pivotal role in the success story of the UAE, for the last five decades, contributing to the progress, prosperity, and economic development of the two brotherly countries.
“Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates enjoy close and fraternal ties based on common faith and traditions, shared history and heritage; deep-rooted cultural affinities, geographic proximity, and identity of views on several regional and global issues.
Regular high-level exchanges and visits are a key feature of this relationship,” it was further added.