On 6th January, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE’s Armed Forces reached Pakistan in order to meet the cash-strapped nation’s PM Imran Khan. Pakistan is looking for economic aid to reinforce its foreign exchange reserves as well as the government’s fiscal policies.
The Crown Prince, who is on a visit to the nation, was received by Mr. Imran Khan at the PAF Nur Khan Airbase. An official reception was given to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi which included a guard of honor and a red carpet welcome. A band of Presidential Guards also conferred static salute to the guest. Federal Minister for Power, Omer Ayub Khan was also present at the event. The dignitary was presented with a bouquet by a boy and a girl who sported traditional dresses.
The high-level delegation, held talks with the Pakistani side during the later part of the day. Also, one-to-one meeting was held at the Prime Minister House in order to deliberate ways for boosting cooperation among the two countries.
Mr Khan stated that UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed was responsible for laying down the foundation of strong relationship among the two nations. Few weeks back, the UAE vowed to offer $3billion in the State Bank of Pakistan in order to help Pakistan to deal with their monetary and financial policies.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi paid a visit to Pakistan on PM Imran Khan’s invitation. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan visited Pakistan after nearly 12 years as his last visit was in 2007 January. Most importantly, PM Khan himself drove the Crown Prince from the airport to the PM House, where a welcome ceremony was arranged for the guests.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office stated that the visit of Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince focused to build on the fresh impetus in ties infused by recent contacts at the leadership level. He added that Sheikh Mohammed is supposed to officially declare a support package of $6.2 billion for Pakistan.