The Foreign Office said in a statement on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi got a phone call from his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Qureshi congratulated his counterpart on making excellent arrangements for Expo 2020, which will be hosted in Dubai from October 1 to March 31, and expressed his hope that the event will be a “resounding success.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed by a year. Over the course of six months beginning in October, almost 200 countries will compete for the attention of an estimated 25 million visitors.
The two ministers spoke over the phone about various aspects of bilateral relations and decided to enhance collaboration in all areas.
The two ministers agreed to be in close contact on bilateral and regional issues, particularly the situation in Afghanistan, according to the FO.
Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke on the phone with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi earlier this month to discuss bilateral ties and exchange views on the current situation in Afghanistan.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the premier emphasised the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, stating that an inclusive political settlement was “the best way forward to ensure safety and security as well as protection of the rights of the people of Afghanistan”, according to the Prime Minister’s Office”
PM Imran has said that the international community must remain engaged in order to assist the Afghan people and meet their critical humanitarian needs.
In his remarks, the prime minister had reaffirmed “the importance Pakistan attaches to its strong fraternal ties with UAE and close cooperation between the two countries”.