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Expo 2020 Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed meets Pakistani President

Dr Arif Alvi to inaugurate his country’s pavilion at the mega-fair during the two-day visit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, met with Pakistani President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday at the Dubai Expo 2020 headquarters.

The Dubai media office tweeted that the two leaders would discuss the future of bilateral relations between the UAE and Pakistan, in light of the historical ties between the two countries.

Dr Alvi has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for a two-day visit, during which he will meet with dignitaries from the United Arab Emirates and also inaugurate the Pakistan pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Large crowds swarmed the Pakistan pavilion at the mega fair on Saturday night, eagerly awaiting the president’s arrival.

President Alvi’s visit coincides with 50 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

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Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates enjoy close brotherly relations, deeply rooted in a common faith, shared history and cultural affinities.

The United Arab Emirates is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investment.

Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has worked as a journalist for over ten years. For Khaleej Times, she covers NRI affairs, civil aviation and immigration matters, among others. She received her BA in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from the University of Mangalore in 2008 and is currently pursuing her Masters in Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media at the American University of Dubai. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and songwriting, enjoys food, and is the mother of an over-enthusiastic Labrador retriever. Tweet him @shootsprintrite.

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