ISLAMABAD, 22nd April, 2022 (WAM) - Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, met with Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, at the headquarters of the National Assembly in Islamabad.
During the meeting, Al Zaabi highlighted the keenness of the UAE's leadership to reinforce the historic relations between the two countries, which are based on solid foundations of mutual respect and trust, as well as convergence on many regional and international issues.
Al Zaabi added that relations between the two countries provide a distinguished model of close cultural and social ties, which have had a positive effect on economic, commercial and investment areas, stressing the UAE's commitment to launching relief and development projects in Pakistan.
Al Zaabi then affirmed the importance of exchanging mutual visits between various delegations, which will further strengthen bilateral ties. He also noted that the projects carried out by the UAE Embassy in Islamabad in partnership with local foundations during the Holy Month of Ramadan are an opportunity to promote the values of tolerance and highlight the true meaning of moderation and respect for others.
The UAE, since the rule of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has aimed to foster tolerance, he added.
For his part, Ashraf said relations between the UAE and Pakistan represent advanced bilateral ties based on solid foundations, noting the keenness of their leaderships to advance overall relations.
Ashraf also expressed his appreciation for the UAE and its leadership for supporting his country in bolstering economic development and social care and for providing relief aid, especially in the fields of education, healthcare, and infrastructure development, with a focus on remote areas.