Islamabad (Web Desk): Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday discussed bilateral ties and matters related to regional and international situation.
In a post on his official Twitter account, Sheikh Mohamed said he met his "friend Prime Minister Imran Khan" and discussed "regional and international issues of mutual interest as well as ways to enhance bilateral ties".
I arrived in Islamabad today and discussed with my friend Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, regional and international issues of mutual interest as well as ways to enhance bilateral ties pic.twitter.com/Hj6XiteltJ— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) January 2, 2020
Earlier, the Abu Dhabi crown prince arrived in Islamabad with a high-level delegation for a day-long visit.
Prime Minister Imran Khan received Sheikh Mohammad at Nur Khan Air Base and drover the visiting dignitary to the PM House.
The crown prince held a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Imran followed by a luncheon hosted by the premier.
The visit of the crown prince would further strengthen bonds of friendship between Pakistan and the UAE.
This will be the crown prince’s second visit to Pakistan since Prime Minister Imran took office in August 2018. The last time Sheikh Mohammad had visited Pakistan in January 2019 on the invitation of PM Imran Khan.
The UAE crown prince's visit, which is part of growing exchanges between Pakistan and Arab countries, will take place less than a week after Emirati Minister for Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al-Nahyan met the premier and President Arif Alvi to discuss possibilities of expanding bilateral ties.
Last month, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud had visited Pakistan for a day-long trip. During his visit, the Saudi FM called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and held a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.