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Dubai Expo will be a resounding success: FM Qureshi tells UAE counterpart

oreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Source: APP.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in all fields and continue close collaboration at various multilateral forums.

The resolve was expressed during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Qureshi congratulated his UAE’s counterpart on making excellent arrangements for Expo 2020 and hoped that the mega event would be a resounding success.

The two ministers agreed to remain in close contact on bilateral matters as well as regional issues, including the situation in Afghanistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Dubai Expo was scheduled for October to April 2020-21. Pakistan is set to showcase its hidden treasures at its pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020.

Following a change in schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has now been rescheduled and the Expo will be bigger and better following its opening on 1 October 2021 and will continue till 31 March 2022 in which countries from all over the world will participate.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to discuss bilateral relations and exchange views on the latest situation in Afghanistan.

The premier had highlighted the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, saying an inclusive political settlement was “the best way forward to ensure safety and security as well as protection of the rights of the people of Afghanistan”, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

PM Imran had stressed that the international community must remain engaged in order to support the Afghan people and address their dire humanitarian needs.

In his remarks, the prime minister had reaffirmed “the importance Pakistan attaches to its strong fraternal ties with UAE and close cooperation between the two countries”.