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Qureshi discusses bilateral ties, investment with UAE minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday met the UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

During the meeting, they discussed enhancement of bilateral trade and investment in Pakistan especially in hospitality industry. Qureshi said they also exchanged views on the important role played by Pakistan diaspora in the success of the UAE and further employment opportunities for Pakistan professionals in the UAE.

“Good meeting with H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistance and Commissioner General of Expo-2020 Dubai and indeed, widely recognised as a great friend of Pakistan, whose role in strengthening Pakistan and UAE ties is much appreciated,” the foreign minister said on Twitter.

He said Pakistan also looked forward to a great Expo 2020 scheduled to be held in Dubai from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

A day ago, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Pakistan pavilion at World Expo 2020 to be held from October 1. The Pakistan pavilion covers an area of 3450 square feet.

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.

The foreign minister said presence of Pakistan pavilion in the international expo being held this year was a manifestation of decades old friendship between Pakistan and UAE.

He said it showed the enhanced economic ties and bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries in different sectors. He expressed his pleasure over the role played by huge number of Pakistani diaspora in the progress and development of UAE.

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