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Pakistani PM meets Abu Dhabi crown prince during UAE visit

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on 1 April 2022 [AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images]
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on 1 April 2022 [AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images]

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as part of his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Anadolu reports.

Sharif arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday on his maiden visit to the UAE, the second leg of his Gulf tour, which took him to Saudi Arabia.

The two leaders, who met at the Qasr Al Shati' Palace, "discussed advancing the longstanding relations between the two nations, and the prospects of propelling cooperation on various fronts as well as reviewed a number of regional and international issues of common concern," according to the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM).

Sheikh Mohamed wished the newly elected premier "success in leading Pakistan towards further progress and prosperity over the coming period."

The crown prince hailed "historical relations" between the two nations and the "valuable contributions" made by the Pakistani community in the UAE.

The Pakistani prime minister thanked Sheikh Mohamed for the warm reception, commended the UAE's "great support" for his country in the development field, and stressed his keenness to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields.

Sharif was elected Pakistan's prime minister on April 11, succeeding Imran Khan, who was ousted in a parliament no-confidence vote.

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