Pakistan wants to put relations with UAE back on upward trajectory: Qureshi

 
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Islamabad, Aug. 29 (TNS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that forging cordial relations with UAE would be one of the priorities of the government.

He was talking to Ambassador of UAE Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi in Islamabad today.

The Minister proposed revival of leadership level contacts between the two countries and an early convening of Joint Ministerial Commission, to put the relations back on an upward trajectory.

He said being an important trade and investment partner of Pakistan and home to 1.6 million strong Pakistani Diaspora, UAE had a special place in the hearts of Pakistani people.

The Foreign Minister expressed deep appreciation for Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s unwavering support to the cause of polio eradication in Pakistan and other development and humanitarian projects.

The Foreign Minister expressed the hope to meet his UAE counterpart on the margins of UN General Assembly session in New York next month.