ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Dubai on a day-long visit to participate in the seventh World Government Summit on Sunday.
In a special gesture, he was warmly received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, at the Royal Airwing.
The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral and international interest and agreed to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields.
Prime Minister Khan also met with H.H.Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of UAE in Dubai on Sunday where both leaders underscored the importance of greater collaboration in all areas of common interest especially in enhancing investment and trade.
On the sidelines of the summit, Khan also met with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde. The two sides agreed to continue deliberations over the bailout package that Pakistan seeks.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI meets HH Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of UAE in Dubai.
Both leaders underscored the importance of greater collaboration in all areas of common interest especially in enhancing investment and trade.#WorldGovSummit pic.twitter.com/ng33CZVOTl
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"IMF stands ready to support Pakistan," Lagarde was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the IMF after the meeting.
Khan presented his vision for Pakistan's growth and prosperity in his keynote address with focus on attracting investment, enhancing trade, and promote tourism "through open-visa regime."
He also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
The prime minister was invited to the global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
A high-profile international event arranged on an annual basis, the summit brings together presidents, prime ministers, policymakers, business leaders and experts, giving them a chance to discuss current and future opportunities to improve governance through reform, innovation and technology.