Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar today held a bilateral meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates IN ABU DHABI. Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M) was also present at the occasion.
The leaders underlined that Pakistan and the UAE have historic and deep-rooted fraternal ties which have stood the test of time. They reaffirmed the resolve to further strengthen bilateral strategic cooperation and dialogue between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. Prime Minister Kakar expressed profound gratitude for the UAE’s firm support for Pakistan in economic and financial domain. The UAE is home to 1.8 million Pakistanis, contributing to the progress, prosperity and economic development of the two brotherly countries.
During the meeting, regional and global developments in the region were discussed with particular reference to the escalating hostilities in the occupied Palestine. The Prime Minister expressed concern on the human cost of the dire situation in Gaza and reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to a lasting solution of the Palestinian question anchored in international law and in line with relevant United Nations and OIC resolutions.
The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s full support to the UAE’s Presidency for COP 28 and underlined the importance of COP 28 as an opportunity for meaningful progress towards effective and result oriented global actions on key areas to mitigate climate impact including establishment of the Loss and Damage fund.
The two leaders witnessed the signing of MoUs between Pakistan and the UAE pertaining to investment cooperation in the sectors of Energy, Port Operations Projects, Waste Water Treatment, Food Security, Logistics Sector, Mining, Aviation and Banking & Financial Services. These MoUs will unlock multi-billion dollars of investment from United Arab Emirates into Pakistan and will help realise various initiatives envisioned under SIFC.
Prime Minister of Pakistan termed it as a historic event that will take economic cooperation between both brotherly countries to new heights and open doors of economic prosperity and socio-economic development of Pakistan. He highlighted the success of SIFC in creating a business and investment friendly environment through one window operation and fast tracking the initiatives.