Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will visit Pakistan on Sunday at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Abu Dhabi crown prince is set to have a one-on-one meeting with the Pakistani prime minister which will be followed by delegation level talks.
“This is the third interaction between the leadership of Pakistan and UAE in less than three months, which is a testimony to the special nature of our brotherly relations with this important GCC country. UAE is Pakistans largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investments. It is home to more than 1.6 million expatriate community which contributes around $4.5 billion annually to the GDP,” according to a statement released by Pakistans Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Pakistan and UAE are already working closely to transform the existing special relations into a “Long-Term Strategic Economic Partnership”, as agreed between the two leaders during Khans visit to UAE on November 18, 2018.
The UAE announced last year a $3 billion support to help Pakistan overcome its balance of payment crisis while the provision to provide deferred payment for oil facility is under discussion.
“UAE is our major development partner, with tremendous contribution in education, health, energy and infrastructure development. The most valuable support extended under UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme has been in the field of polio and education, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” the ministry statement added.
Last Update: Saturday, 5 January 2019 KSA 21:07 – GMT 18:07