Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said that the United Arab Emirates was Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East.
He said this while talking to UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi who called on him here.
The minister said that 1.6 million Pakistanis lived in UAE which was second largest population of Pakistanis overseas.
Talking about the situation in the region, Fawad said that peace and stability in Afghanistan was in the interest of the region.
He said that Pakistan had made sincere efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Fawad said that the role of the Pakistani community in the UAE was of utmost importance in promoting people to people contacts between the two countries.
Speaking on the occasion, the UAE Ambassador said that the UAE and Pakistan were committed to strengthening and diversifying relations in all fields.
He said that Pakistan had played a valuable role in stabilizing the region, especially Afghanistan, which was commendable.
During the meeting, they discussed other issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations, promotion of cooperation in various fields, and the situation in Afghanistan and the region.