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Pakistan desires broad ties with Malaysia: PM

PM, UAE president reaffirm desire to further diversify Pak-UAE special bilateral ties

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday held a telephonic conversation with his Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim wherein they discussed bilateral relations, flood situation in Pakistan and upcoming International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan, taking place on January 9, 2023 in Geneva.

The prime minister felicitated his counterpart on his election as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the momentum of Pakistan-Malaysia relations and agreed on the importance of regular high-level exchanges to strengthen bilateral dialogue and cooperation. Prime Minister Shehbaz underscored Pakistan’s desire to forge a broad-based relationship with Malaysia with robust political dialogue and trade and economic linkages.

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The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the historic ties between Pakistan and Malaysia anchored in strong economic and trade cooperation. They discussed the devastating climate-induced floods in Pakistan and the upcoming International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan when the international community will come together to support Pakistan’s recovery and rehabilitation efforts.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday reiterated their mutual commitment to further expand and diversify special bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UAE. During a telephonic conversation, the prime minister thanked the UAE president for the financial and material support to Pakistan after the recent devastation caused by climate-induced floods in Pakistan, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

The prime minister briefed him on the upcoming ‘International Conference on Resilient Pakistan’, to be held in Geneva on January 9 and solicited his support for high-level participation from the UAE. President Sheikh Mohamed expressed UAE’s whole-hearted support for the initiatives to strengthen Pakistan’s climate resilience which is the main agenda of the conference. The prime minister also reiterated an invitation to the UAE president for a visit to Pakistan.

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“Pakistan and the UAE enjoy close fraternal ties for five decades that are rooted firmly in common belief and shared values and culture. The UAE is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investments,” the press release further added. Minister for State for Power Division Muhammad Hashim Notezai and Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Division (IPC) Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari on Tuesday separately called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. During their meeting, matters related to the relevant ministries of the Power and IPC, promotion of harmony among the provinces on different issues and the overall political situation was discussed, the PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) Chaudhary Nadeem Abbas, Chaudhary Khalid Javed Warraich, Dr. Zulfiqar Bhatti and Syeda Nausheen Iftkihar on Tuesday separately called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. During the meetings, they discussed issues pertaining to their respective constituencies and the overall political situation of the country, the PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. Meanwhile, leader of Awami National Party Aimal Wali Khan also called on the prime minister. Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif was also present during the meeting.


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