His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, this evening received Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country.
The meeting, which took place at Za’abeel Palace, addressed ways of intensifying cooperation between the two friendly countries to the higher good of their peoples, with the two leaders exchanging views on a number of issues of common interest.
To welcome the Pakistani PM to Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter to greet Khan in Urdu. In the tweet, Sheikh Mohammed showcased the UAE and Pakistan’s brotherly ties and their long history of trade.
The Pakistani prime minister expressed his new government’s desire to open up new channels of cooperation at the social and tourist levels in furtherance of the long-standing partnership between the two sides.
Attending the meeting were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department; and Hamad Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan.
The Pakistani delegation attending the meeting included Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi; Minister of Finance Asad Umar; Minister of Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan; and Minister of Energy Omar Ayub Khan, along with the Pakistani Ambassador to the UAE, Moazzam Ahmad Khan, and a number of senior Pakistani officials.
Khan’s meeting with Sheikh Mohammed is part of his second trip to the UAE which began early on Sunday. In the morning, Khan was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.