PM Khan, Abu Dhabi crown prince MbZ speak over the phone, discuss matters of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD/ABU DHABI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday had a telephone conversation with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

According to the details released by the press information department, the two leaders reaffirmed the existing close fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE and reiterated the resolve to further strengthen the multifaceted bilateral relationship.

They also exchanged views on COVID-19 pandemic and regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed to continue working closely to enhance bilateral ties as well as cooperation in multilateral organizations.

This telephonic conversation took place against the backdrop of reports that Saudi Arabia and UAE rolled over $2 billion loans. The loan matured in January and Pakistan was supposed to repay the money to both countries. However, both countries extended the facility suggesting a thaw in ties. Pakistan previously returned $2 billion to Saudi Arabia despite tough economic conditions and depleting foreign exchange reserves.

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