Sharif says collaborating with the UAE’s New Vice President will lead to a brighter future for both countries and the region.
ISLAMABAD: The UAE’s New Vice President and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi were congratulated on taking office on Thursday by Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif who also reiterated his nation’s resolve to further enhance ties with the Gulf state under their leadership.
More than 1.6 million Pakistani nationals live in the UAE which is Pakistan’s largest trade partner in the Middle East.
Earlier this year, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan travelled privately to Pakistan’s Rahim Yar Khan District to discuss bilateral issues.
In a tweet, PM Shehbaz Sharif said, “We extend heartfelt congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on his appointment as UAE’s New Vice President.” I wish the UAE and its people success and prosperity in this new chapter.
Pakistan looks forward to maintaining its strong partnership with the UAE under the newly appointed crown prince Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, is to be congratulated on this appointment, he remarked. The statement continues, “As a brotherly nation, we look forward to strengthening our positive relationship and working together to establish a better future for our people and the region.”
It was reported on Wednesday that the top UAE diplomat in Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salim Al-Zaabi met with Pakistan’s finance minister, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged Pakistan to obtain external financing commitments before it released bailout funds.