Pak, UAE have strong religious, cultural, historical bonds: Asad

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Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi Thursday called on newly-elected Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.
Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker said that Pakistan attached great importance to its brotherly relations with the UAE. He said that Pakistan and UAE had strong religious, cultural and historical bonds.
He said that members of the Parliament and traders could play important role in further cementing bilateral relations. The ambassador of UAE congratulated Asad Qaiser over his election as Speaker National Assembly and stated that his country attached great importance to its relations with Pakistan.
The UAE ambassador also had a meeting with Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla.
He assured Pakistan of all out support in the challenging times and termed stability of Pakistan a key factor for stability of the region.
He said that a high trade volume of $ 8 billion between Pakistan and UAE not only signified the close relationship between the two countries but also calls for exploring this trade potential even more.
The Ambassador also proposed having a dialogue with business community in both the countries and make room for having more agreements to launch new initiatives. Both sides agreed on having bi-lateral Parliamentary exchanges and visits to enhance the relationship.
Deputy Chairman Senate observed that at this juncture we are able to build on the historic relationship by encouraging investors on both sides to make use of the business and cooperation opportunities. Deputy Chairman Senate expressed hope that with democratic setup getting smoother and a successful transition for third consecutive term, Pakistan is gradually moving towards a stable governance structure.

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