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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed visits Pakistan

Discussions to take place with Prime Minister Imran Khan over enhancing bilateral relations

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed visits Pakistan

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is due to meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during an official visit to the country on Thursday.

According to a statement from the UAE’s Ambassador in Islamabad, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salim Al Zaabi, the crown prince and prime minister will be discussing ways to improve bilateral relations between the two countries as well as looking at regional and international issues.

Al Zaabi said he hoped the visit would further strengthen the bonds between Pakistan and the UAE.

The visit comes around a year since the UAE crown prince was last in Pakistan, while UAE Minister for Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al-Nahyan was in the country just weeks ago discussing the expansion of bilateral ties.

According to a report in The National, Mubadala Investment Company's petroleum and petrochemicals platform will make a final investment decision on a $6 billion (AED22.03bn) refinery project in Pakistan by 2021, with the complex potentially attracting other Gulf investment from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.