On Saturday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after concluding a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, according to a statement from the premier’s office. Sharif will remain in the UAE for one day.
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, the prime minister will meet with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The Prime Minister’s Office stated in a statement that both sides are expected to address “matters of common importance, particularly bilateral relations between the two countries.”
In addition to the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Communications Minister Maulana Asad Mahmood, and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Narcotics Control Minister Shahzain Bugti, and Members of Parliament Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Mohsin Dawar are accompanying him.
Before departing for the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Shehbaz had met with the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha in Makkah.
PM Shehbaz reaffirmed his government’s commitment to promoting the interests of the Muslim ummah as a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy during his meeting.
In his remarks to the press, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated that Pakistan, as the current chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers, was looking forward to playing a proactive role in matters of interest and concern to the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Affirming OIC’s unwavering and unambiguous support for the Kashmir cause, he urged the organisation to assume a leadership role on the international stage in order to facilitate a peaceful and long-lasting solution to the Jammu and Kashmir conflict in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.