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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Image Credit: UAE Presidential Court

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived on Wednesday in the city of Rahim Yar Khan during his visit to Pakistan.

Upon his arrival at the airport, Sheikh Mohamed was received by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a number of ministers and senior officials.

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During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the historical UAE-Pakistan ties and opportunities of enhancing joint cooperation in a way that serves the mutual benefit of both countries and their peoples across various domains.

Prime Minister Sharif welcomed the visit of Sheikh Mohamed to Pakistan, stressing that it represents a strong drive towards developing the relations of the two friendly countries.

The leaders discussed enhancing cooperation, especially in the fields of economy, trade and development in line with the two countries' sustainability objectives.

They also discussed several issues of common interest and exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern.

For his part, Prime Minister Sharif reaffirmed his country's pride in the historical UAE-Pakistan relations, expressing his appreciation to the UAE for its continuous support to Pakistan, especially in development fields.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President; Ali Mohammed Hammad Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security; and Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan.

In attendance from the Pakistani side were Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister for Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan; Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister of Pakistan; Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, Interim Chief Minister of Punjab and a number of officials.