Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to discuss matters of bilateral, regional and mutual interest.
The Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also accompanied with the PM Imran Khans’ delegation.
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The PM was invited to the UAE by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. He travelled there today on a one-day visit amid reports that the UAE is ready to extend financial assistance to Pakistan.
The premier was received by the crown prince at an official reception at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.Following the reception, PM Khan and the Pakistani delegation — including Finance Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa — met the crown prince and his delegation, and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
PM Khan is also expected to meet with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE.
This is the prime minister’s second trip to the UAE in two months.
During his last visit to Abu Dhabi on Sept 19, the two countries had agreed to strengthen their economic, trade and investment relations.The government had, during a later visit of an Emirate delegation to Islamabad, made a formal request for assistance.
The signals from the UAE were positive and the government was hopeful of getting what officials are calling “a good package”.