The UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Alzaabi, has discussed with Zobaida Jalal, Pakistani Federal Minister for Defense Production, ways to further develop relations between the two countries and reviewed current regional and international developments.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed both countries’ experience in combating the coronavirus pandemic, the UAE’s humanitarian efforts in this regard and its aid to affected countries, as well as the importance of solidarity and international cooperation to limit the effects of the pandemic.
The UAE Ambassador emphasized the depth of UAE-Pakistan ties and both countries’ continuous eagerness to enhance them across all fields.
He also invited Minister Jalal to attend the International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) organized by the UAE in February, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Ambassador Alzaabi pointed out that the exhibition is an important platform to review the latest developments in the defense industries in terms of advanced and innovative technology and equipment. The event will also help establish partnerships between various participating parties and major international companies.
For her part, Jalal commended the distinguished relations between the two friendly countries, praising the UAE defense industries and expressing Pakistan’s desire to work with the UAE in this field and in all areas of common interest.
In another development, Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Monday with US special envoy for Afghan reconciliation process Zalmay Khalilzad who was on an official visit to Pakistan, local media reported.
During the meeting, which took place at the Headquarters of the General Command of the Pakistani army in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, the two sides discussed issues of mutual concern, including the regional security situation of common interest with focus on the process of the Afghan reconciliation.
The two sides also confirmed their commitment to achieve the joint goal of peace and stability in the region.
The US envoy lauded the continuing Pakistani efforts to secure permanent peace in Afghanistan and the region at large.