Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed holds productive talks with Pakistan's Imran Khan

Pair discuss range of issues from strengthening relations to battling Covid

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the Emirates will continue to work with regional and international parties to promote peace and stability in Libya.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the Emirates will continue to work with regional and international parties to promote peace and stability in Libya.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday spoke with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss further strengthening relations between the two countries.

They addressed issues of interest, including strengthening joint action and solidifying regional and global peace and stability.

They also spoke of continuing efforts by the two nations in the battle against coronavirus.

Both agreed on the importance of a united global response to lessen the economic, social and humanitarian fallout from the pandemic.

Pakistan has been badly affected by coronavirus with the latest Our World in Data figures showing 20,779 people have died.

Its economy has also suffered, although after a contraction in the previous period, it is forecast to expand 3.9 per cent in the year ending June.

Mr Khan's government said in April that it was looking to renegotiate some terms of a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund, including raising power tariffs and some taxes.

This would provide fiscal space for a government wary of more Covid-related disruption.

Updated: June 1, 2021 02:37 AM

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