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Musharraf holds talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed
Musharraf holds talks on Jan. 19 with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Islamabad.

Islamabad(WAM)—Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf held talks here on Jan. 19 with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The talks covered issues of bilateral cooperation, with special emphasis being put on enhancement of UAE investments in Pakistan.

UAE investments are the largest foreign investments in Pakistan.

The UAE experience in the area of education was also touched upon.

President Musharraf and Sheikh Mohammed further conferred on the latest regional and international developments.

Sheikh Mohammed arrived earlier in Islamabad on a two-day official visit. He was received upon arrival by President Musharraf.

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also held talks with the Pakistani Prime Minister Shawkat Aziz later in the day.

The talks covered touched on means of boosting bilateral relations in all spheres. Prime Minister Aziz welcomed Sheikh Mohammed and praised the progress of bilateral cooperation. He noted with satisfaction that the UAE was the number one foreign investor in Pakistan.

Sheikh Mohammed, for his part, lauded the strong ties linking the UAE and Pakistan. He indicated that the UAE had encouraged its public and private sectors to invest in Pakistan.

The two sides reaffirmed their keenness to maintain close coordination to further boost their strong ties and enhance trade partnership for their mutual benefit.

The UAE side to the talks included Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Health Services General Authority, Abdullah Mihair Al Kitbi, Director of the Crown Prince's Court, Yusuf Al Otaibeh, Director of International affairs at the Crown Prince's Court, Hussain Al Nowais, Member of Abu Dhabi Economic Development Council, and Ali Mohammed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan.
Participants on the Pakistani side included the ministers of interior, education, investment and privatisation, and petroleum and natural resources.

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the meantime, met with UAE students in Pakistan and urged the students to pursue their studies vigorously and earnestly. "The best rewarding investment is the development of our human wealth and providing our youth with quality education," he told the students, wishing them prosperous future and success in serving their country.






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