UAE, Pakistan boosting privileged relations

Tue 29-05-2018 00:41 AM

ISLAMABAD, 28th May 2018 (WAM) – Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Islamabad, met here on Monday with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan, and discussed ways of advancing the privileged relations between the two countries.

Al Zaabi noted that the UAE is among the largest investors in Pakistan, particularly in areas of telecommunications, real estate, aviation, banking and energy, underlining the importance of Pakistan’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai to avail of the international prospects provided by the global event.

“The continued support provided by the UAE to accelerate Pakistan’s economic drive and social care efforts, including the country’s humanitarian assistance to the education, health and water sectors as well as the infrastructure enterprises in remote and unprivileged areas reflect the UAE leadership’s determination to continue to grow the deeply rooted relations between the two countries, the seeds of which were sown by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,” said Premier Abbasi.

He highlighted in this respect the completion of a road map for Phase III of the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme, which was signed recently to contribute to completing 50 essential and developmental projects in different Pakistani provinces at a total cost of over US$ 200 million.

He referred to the large Pakistani community living in the UAE as an evidence of the culture of peaceful co-existence provided by the UAE, noting their significant contributions to the country’s national economy.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed

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