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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrives at Dubai International Airport on Saturday, April 17, on his three days officials visit to the UAE. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived in UAE on Saturday on a three days official visit.

A statement sent to Gulf News by Pakistan Foreign office revealed that during the visit, the Foreign Minister Qureshi will meet his counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other UAE dignitaries. The Foreign Minister will also meet Pakistani diaspora and interact with local and international media.

Foreign Minister  Qureshi landed at the Dubai International Airport on Saturday afternoon. He was received by Pakistan Ambassador Afzaal Mahmood and Consul General Ahmed Amjad Ali. 

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Second visit

This is Qureshi’s second official visit to the UAE in less than five months. He also visited the UAE in December last year and held meetings with the UAE leadership.

During his visit, Foreign Minister Qureshi will also hold consultations with the UAE’s leadership on all areas of bilateral cooperation including collaboration in trade and investment, job opportunities for Pakistani workforce and the welfare of Pakistani diaspora. He will discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest. The UAE is home to the second largest Pakistani community abroad.

Pivotal role

“Pakistan and the UAE enjoy strong fraternal ties, rooted deep in common faith and shared history and values. High-level visits between the two countries have played a pivotal role in providing further impetus to strengthening bilateral cooperation and collaboration on a wide range of issues,” reads the Pakistan Foreign Office statement.