Abu Dhabi: UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received Mr. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, Prime Minister of Pakistan, who is on a working visit to the UAE.
During the meeting at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, the UAE President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan discussed cooperation between the UAE and Pakistan, with an emphasis on expanding opportunities to serve the interests of both nations.
Particular focus was given to economic, investment, and developmental areas, alongside agriculture, food security, and energy, among other areas of cooperation that drive sustainable development and contribute to the prosperity of both countries. This engagement underscores the deep historical ties and mutual friendship that bind the UAE and Pakistan.
The two leaders also reviewed regional and international issues of mutual interest, including developments in the Middle East and the crisis in the Gaza Strip.
The meeting underscored the critical need for sustainable channels to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gazan people and the urgency of establishing an enduring ceasefire. They emphasized the need for international action to establish a clear path toward achieving comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the region, thereby ensuring the preservation of regional and global peace and stability.
The meeting also touched upon the significance of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the UAE, highlighting its role in finding sustainable solutions and practical pathways to accelerate climate action.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Mr. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar witnessed the exchange of memoranda of understanding in various fields, including banking and financial services, energy, food and agriculture, logistics, mining, port operations, and water treatment.
The memoranda were exchanged on behalf of the UAE by Mr. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, Minister of Investment, and on the Pakistani side by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs.