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FM Qureshi visits Pakistan pavilion at UAE World Expo

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has paid a visit Pakistan pavilion at World Expo 2020 to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 1.

On the occasion, Pakistan ambassador to UAE Afzal Mahmood, Pakistan Consul General Dubai Consulate Ahmad Amjad Ali and other senior officials of the embassy also accompanied the foreign minister, according to a statement issued on Sunday.

FM Qureshi during his visit to the expo said the presence of the Pakistan pavilion in the international expo being held this year was a manifestation of decades-old friendship between Pakistan and UAE.

It also showed the enhanced economic ties and bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries in different sectors, he observed.

The foreign minister expressed his pleasure over the role played by a huge number of Pakistani diaspora in the progress and development of the UAE. Pakistan pavilion set up during the world expo covered an area of 3450 square feet.A

Earlier the day, addressing a press conference the foreign minister is scheduled to meet his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, other UAE dignitaries and also meet with members of the Pakistani diaspora and interact with local and international media.

“This is a very significant year for Pakistan-UAE relations,” said the FM Qureshi, adding that this year marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He said that Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan had laid down the basis for relations and warmth and loves between the two countries and were now trying to move it forward on both sides and there has been improvement in it”.