- Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif briefly visits Abu Dhabi.
- Meets UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
- Holds extensive consultations over range of bilateral, regional and international issues.
ABU DHABI: In a meeting with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held extensive consultations over the prospects of propelling cooperation and a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.
The premier met the crown prince in Abu Dhabi during his brief stay in the state after concluding his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, Radio Pakistan reported.
PM Shehbaz Sharif had a warm welcome at Abu Dhabi by the crown prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces ahead of their meeting at Royal Palace, Qasr-e Al-Shatie.
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia reaffirm resolve to consolidate security, stability
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have reaffirmed their resolve to consolidate security and stability, renounce violence, extremism and terrorism, support the unity and independence of the countries of the region and their territorial integrity, as well as to give priority to political solutions that bring prosperity and progress to the region and its people.
Saudi Arabia affirmed its continuous support to Pakistan and its economy, including the discussion of augmenting the three billion dollars deposit with the central bank through term extension or otherwise, and exploring options to further enhance the financing of petroleum products and supporting the economic structural reforms for the benefit of Pakistan and its people.
“Pakistan greatly appreciates the continued strong support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan,” the statement said.
The prime minister, along with a delegation, visited Riyadh at the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Communications Minister Maulana Asad Mahmood, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Narcotics Control Minister Shahzain Bugti, MNAs Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Mohsin Dawar, among others, comprised the delegation accompanying the PM.