Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif arrives in UAE

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Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi on May 23, 2024. ABU DHABI MEDIA OFFICE

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (May 23) on a working visit to the country.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, received Sharif upon his arrival at Al Bateen Executive Airport in the UAE capital. Sheikh Mansour and Sharif were accompanied by a number of officials from the UAE and Pakistan.

The Pakistani prime minister’s two-day visit is aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation, according to the Pakistani foreign office, adding that several agreements would be signed during the trip. Sharif will also hold a meeting with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, according to the foreign office.

“The visit will include signing of MoUs between Pakistan and the UAE in a range of areas including investment cooperation in the sectors of Energy, Port Operations Projects, Waste Water Treatment, Food Security, Logistics, Mining, Aviation, and Banking & Financial Services,” the foreign office said.

The UAE is considered Pakistan’s third largest trade partner after the US and China. There are an estimated 1.8 million Pakistanis living or working in the emirates. ICA/Expat Media

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