Lahore: Hamad Obaid Al Za’abi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, met with Malek Mohammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab, to discuss relations between the UAE and Pakistan, during an official visit to the Punjab Province.
During the meeting, the Governor of Punjab hailed the developmental and humanitarian role played by the UAE in various parts of Punjab.
As part of his mission in the region, Al Za’abi also visited the Shaikh Zayed Hospital which opened in 1986 in the Punjab capital, Lahore, where he was briefed about its work and projects, and visited the Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit, the Liver Transplant Unit and other hospital departments.
He also visited the headquarters of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he gave a presentation on the economic opportunities available in the UAE and another on the country’s preparations to host the Expo 2020 Dubai. Al Za’abi also held talks and exchanged views with local officials on how to further develop mutual investment partnerships and increase trade exchange between the UAE and Pakistan.
The UAE Ambassador also met with the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade Chief Executive Officer, Jahanzaib Burana, who briefed Al Za’abi on the economic potential and opportunities in the region and thanked the UAE for its interest in boosting economic relations with Pakistan. The meeting touched on mechanisms to enhance trade cooperation and investment opportunities
During another visit, to the Punjab Safe Cities Authority, the UAE Ambassador learnt about the city’s unique experience in using modern and smart technology and surveillance cameras to improve public safety.
He also visited the Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre in Lahore, which was established in 1985 and provides education to more than 500 students, where he delivered a lecture on the historical UAE-Pakistan relations which were laid down by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.