Dubai (November 18, 2018): Prime Minister held a meeting with his counterpart and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum at Zabeel Palace in Dubai today (Sunday).
They exchanged views on regional situation and matters of bilateral interest.
Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to transform their bilateral relations into Long-Term Strategic Economic Partnership.
The concurrence came during talks between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan in Abu Dhabi today.Expressing satisfaction at the positive trajectory of relations, the two leaders agreed to take immediate measures to further elevate their historic partnership. They resolve to strengthen trade and economic ties and elimination all impediments to the seamless flow of trade and investment between the two countries.
The two sides agreed to chalk out a comprehensive roadmap to accelerate cooperation and partnership in areas encompassing trade, investment, economic development, energy, infrastructure and agriculture.
Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed the UAE leadership about his government’s people-centric reform agenda including the steps being taken to eliminate corruption and promote transparency and accountability at all levels of government.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi today where he was received by Director General of the Mosque Yousef Alobaidli.
Imran Khan offered prayer and appreciated the grandeur of the mosque.
The Prime Minister also visited Martyr Square (Wahat Al Karam) Abu Dhabi laid the wreath at the memorial at the Square.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan was presented a Guard of Honor upon arrival at the Presidential Palace. National Anthems of both the countries were played.According to toa joint statement issued after the meeting, the two sides agreed to chalk out a comprehensive roadmap to accelerate cooperation and partnership in areas encompassing trade, investment, economic development, energy, infrastructure and agriculture, with a view to accrue early dividends from the economic partnership.
Acknowledging the contribution of Pakistani professionals as well as skilled and unskilled workers in the development of UAE, the two sides agreed to enhance cooperation on all labour related issues.
This is the prime minister’s second trip to the UAE in as many months.