PM Khan lauds UAE’s support to Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the support of the UAE to Pakistan while addressing the convocation of a private university in Mianwali on Feb. 23, 2020. (Photo Courtesy: UAE Embassy)
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Updated 24 February 2020

PM Khan lauds UAE’s support to Pakistan

  • The PM was speaking as chief guest at the convocation ceremony of a private university
  • UAE’s minister of tolerance was also in attendance and addressed the gathering 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the support of the UAE to Pakistan while addressing the convocation of a private university in Mianwali on Sunday, the UAE embassy said.
UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan was also in attendance and addressed the gathering of graduates at NAMAL University in Punjab province. 
He spoke about the strong friendship, brotherhood, and cooperation between the two countries, with the convocation ceremony broadcasted on state-run Pakistan Television.
The people of UAE were proud to call Pakistan a brother and friend, he added.
“A fruitful meeting and positive and constructive talks” brought together Sheikh Nahyan and PM Khan together in Mianwali, UAE ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi tweeted.
“We look forward to an active and distinguished Pakistani participation in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai,” he added.
The UAE is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investment. The Gulf country is also among Pakistan’s prime development partners in education, health and energy sectors and hosts more than 1.6 million Pakistani expats, who contribute around $4.5 billion annually in remittances to the country.
As chief guest, while addressing the convocation, PM Khan also said Saudi Arabia and China had been ardent supporters of Pakistan in the country’s time of need. 


Pakistani army chief, Saudi ambassador discuss regional security 

Updated 10 August 2020

Pakistani army chief, Saudi ambassador discuss regional security 

  • Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy calls on General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  • The two leaders discuss matters of mutual interest, bilateral defense relations 

ISLAMABAD: Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, called on Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday and discussed the security situation in the region, the military’s media wing said. 
“Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral defense relations between the two brotherly countries were discussed during the meeting,” the Pakistani army said in a statement.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are longtime allies. Saudi Arabia remains the main source of Pakistan’s remittances despite global business shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic. The country has also loaned Pakistan billions of dollars in recent months to help stave off a balance of payments crisis, and offered oil on deferred payments.