Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his UAE counterpart, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi on 17 December 2020, said a press release issued from Islamabad. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.
“During the meeting, the Foreign Minister underscored the significance accorded by Pakistan to its fraternal relations with the UAE, a brotherly country and an important regional partner,” said the statement.
According to the press release, the two Foreign Ministers reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global issues. Foreign Minister Qureshi elaborated the worsening situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the precarious security situation in South Asia. He also outlined Pakistan’s consistent efforts to support peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
Both Foreign Ministers agreed to enhance the existing strong bilateral ties, in particular in the areas of economy, trade and investment. Foreign Minister Qureshi assured his counterpart of active participation in the Expo 2020. He appreciated the UAE’s leadership for its consistent support Pakistan, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.
Praising the hard work and dedication of Pakistani professionals and workers in the UAE, Foreign Minister Qureshi acknowledged their positive contribution towards progress and development of the UAE as well as Pakistan. He discussed with his counterpart matters pertaining to Pakistani Diaspora’s welfare and stressed the need to further strengthen people to people linkages between the two brotherly countries.
Foreign Minister expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during the visit. He cordially extended an invitation to H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to visit Pakistan on mutually convenient dates in near future which he graciously accepted.