The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived in Islamabad for a daylong official visit to hold meetings with Pakistan’s leaders today.
He was accorded a red-carpet welcome as he touched down at the Nur Khan airbase.
Prime Minister Imran Khan received the visiting dignitary personally and then drove him to the PM House.
According to Foreign Office spokesperson, the prince will have a one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister Imran Khan, which will be followed by a luncheon to be hosted by the premier.
The spokesperson said in a statement that frequent exchange of high-level visits between Pakistan and the UAE is reflective of the importance that the two countries are attach to their fraternal ties.
She also added the prince’s visit shows the strength and substance of the Pakistan-UAE special relationship.
UAE is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a huge source of investment, as well as, it is also among Pakistan’s prime development partners in education, health and energy sectors.
UAE hosts over 1.6 million Pakistani expatriates, contributing annual GDP remittances of about $4.5 billion.
The visit of Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan will contribute to further enhancement of multi-faceted collaboration between the two countries, Pakistan and UAE.
Previously on December 20, 2019, Prime Minister Khan had made a telephone call to the Abu Dhabi crown prince and exchanged views on bilateral relations.