Pakistan and UAE leaders agreed to work closely for a lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pakistan, UAE Agree To Work On Afghan Peace
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed on Sunday vowed to work jointly for peace and stability in Afghanistan, according to China news agency Xinhua’s report.
The two leaders held talks on bilateral matters and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and expressed their resolve to work closely to root out the scourge, said a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the visit of Sheikh Mohamed.
The two leaders agreed to work closely for the lasting peace and stability of Afghanistan.
The UAE hosted Pakistan-facilitated talks between the Taliban and US officials in Abu Dhabi last year in December.
Khan briefed the UAE leader about the efforts Pakistan has made to support and facilitate the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led reconciliation process. He also appreciated the role the UAE has been playing in the reconciliation talks, the statement said.
The two sides also agreed to explore further collaboration in areas of training, joint exercises and defense production.
Sheikh Mohamed visited Pakistan following the UAE's announcement of 3-billion-US dollar support to Pakistan. In return, Pakistan welcomed the UAE's investment in its oil and gas, logistics, ports and construction sectors.
According to the statement, Pakistan and the UAE are expected to hold a joint ministerial commission to be co-chaired by respective foreign ministers in Abu Dhabi next month on bilateral cooperation.