Pakistan and UAE bid to repair the fractured ties
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's visit to the United Arab Emirates provided another opportunity to Pakistan and the UAE to reaffirm their commitment towards strengthening their ties, in particular in the areas of trade and investment.
A statement issued by the Foreign Office on conclusion of the Foreign Minister's two day visit to the UAE, said that the two sides also shared views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, as well as to deepen their cooperation in the multilateral arena.
It said the two sides also acknowledged Pakistani community's positive contribution to the UAE's success story. Accordingly, they agreed to consider taking appropriate steps to encourage people to people contacts between them.
The statement said the visit was a reflection of close and cordial relationship, which Pakistan and the UAE have enjoyed for decades.
During the visit, the Foreign Minister called on Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi paid homage at the tomb of founder of the UAE late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and offered prayers at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
He also visited Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai and interacted with local and international media.