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Pakistani PM returns after two-day visit to UAE
PM Shehbaz Sharif was on a state visit to United Arab Emirates for talks on trade and investment
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STORY: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned to Islamabad on Friday (January 13) from an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) .Sharif had gone for a two-day state visit to Abu Dhabi on Thursday (January 12) at the invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE.
This was Sharif’s third visit to UAE after assuming office.
The prime minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of the cabinet.
Sharif spent a busy day on Friday meeting various trade delegations.
In the morning, he held a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Business Council ( United Arab Emirates) .
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique, Federal Minister for Communications Moulana Assad Mehmood, Special Assistants to the Prime Minister Aurangzeb, Tariq Fatimi and senior government officials.
Later, a delegation of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce headed by Abdullah Mohamed Al Mazrouei , Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, called on him.
“While talking to the delegation the Prime Minister said that he was happy to meet one of the important Chambers of Commerce of the UAE,” a statement from the PM office said.
“The Prime Minister noted with pleasure that the Chamber also had Pakistani members. The Prime Minister further said that it was matter of pride for us that one of the Pakistani businessmen had been a Board member of this esteemed Chamber which was the indication of that fact Pakistani community was playing important role in the development of the UAE,” the statement added.
He also had a crucial meeting with Minister for Tolerance of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarik.
According to a statement from the PM office , Sheikh Nahyan informed Sharif about his government’s efforts towards promoting values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence around the world.
“Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak praised the dedication and hard work of the Pakistani community which is significantly contributing towards the development of the UAE,” the statement said.
Sharif returned home later in the day.
At the Abu Dhabi Airport, the prime minister and his delegation were seen off by UAE’s Minister for Economy Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri and senior officials of the Pakistan embassy.