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PM Imran Khan hails Abu Dhabi crown prince after Pakistan visit

Imran Khan uses his Instagram account to say thank you to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

PM Imran Khan hails Abu Dhabi crown prince after Pakistan visit
On January 6, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Pakistan 12 years since his last visit to the South Asian country in 2007.

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has personally thanked Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, for his visit to Pakistan on Sunday.

In a post on his official Instagram account, Khan praised the relations between the two countries in Arabic, the official language of the UAE, saying: "Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates have long-standing brotherly relations, that strengthen day by day especially after the recent visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in which the two leaders discussed peace and prosperity between the two countries by supporting each other."

According to state news agency WAM, Khan thanked the UAE government for its support to Pakistan in the message, adding: "The two leaders discussed various issues of regional and global importance. The identical approach on these issues forms the basis of lasting and reliable friendship."

The message carried a picture of the two leaders showing their support for the Special Olympics of World Games that will be hosted by Abu Dhabi from March 8-22.

A similar message on the official Twitter account of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, PTI, the ruling party of Pakistan, said: "The people of Pakistan and its political leadership convey their gratitude to the leadership of UAE for the new thaw in relations between the two countries and express thanks to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for his visit to Pakistan. Long live UAE-Pakistan friendship."

On January 6, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Pakistan 12 years since his last visit to the South Asian country in 2007.

In December, the UAE deposited $3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to support the bank’s liquidity and foreign currency reserves. The move has been seen as an affirmation of the UAE's commitment since the time of the Founding Father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to stand by Pakistan.

Imran Khan has made two trips to UAE since assuming power in August 2018, and Sheikh Mohamed's visit to Pakistan was the third interaction between the leadership of two countries in less than three months.