Pakistan, UAE agree to enhance economic, trade cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in the economic and trade sectors.

This was expressed during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minster Shah Mahmood Qureshi and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enjoy deep, historic and fraternal ties, adding that millions of Pakistanis living in the UAE have been contributing to the development of the UAE for the past many decades.

He noted that in every difficult hour, including the coronavirus, the two brotherly countries stood by each other.

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Both foreign ministers on the occasion agreed to promote trade relations. They also discussed issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations and the overall political situation in the region.

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Qureshi had held a telephonic conversation with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to discuss bilateral relations, regional situation, and other issues of common interests.

Qureshi underlined that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have historic and deep-rooted fraternal ties which have stood the test of time. He appreciated the consistent support of the Kingdom to Pakistan, especially in the hour of need, besides its steadfast solidarity on the Kashmir cause.

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