UAE welcomed despite their threat to Pakistan of paying price for neutrality

UAE government has been accorded warm welcome in Islamabad despite the fact that UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash had threatened Pakistan of having to pay a “heavy price” for not taking a clear position in favour of its strategic relations with the six-nation Arab Gulf cooperation Council (regarding their war on Yemen).

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a deferred payment facility for the import of oil, similar to the one agreed with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

He said this addressing a press conference in Islamabad, during which he briefed the media about a meeting earlier in the day between Prime Minister Imran Khan and a high-level delegation led by UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber. The minister said the UAE delegation is visiting Pakistan under the aegis of UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to discuss mutually beneficial projects which both countries can undertake.

“The delegation said bilateral relations between Pakistan and UAE are decades old, but there was a dip in the last 4-5 years,” Qureshi said. “In today’s meeting, we have discussed measures to expand the economic side of our longstanding bilateral ties.”

It is relevant to add here that UAE minister of state had threatened Pakistan using derogatory remarks when Pakistani Parliament recommended to the government to remain neutral in Saudi-UAE war on Yemen. The parliament also had opposed sending troops for that and that resolution had irked UAE sheikhdom too. But, unfortunately, Imran-led PTI government took a U-turn from previous stance and rejoined the old camp without any apology from the UAE on their anti-Pakistan derogatory and threatening remarks.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a deferred payment facility for the import of oil, similar to the one agreed with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

He said this addressing a press conference in Islamabad, during which he briefed the media about a meeting earlier in the day between Prime Minister Imran Khan and a high-level delegation led by UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber. The minister said the UAE delegation is visiting Pakistan under the aegis of UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to discuss mutually beneficial projects which both countries can undertake.

“The delegation said bilateral relations between Pakistan and UAE are decades old, but there was a dip in the last 4-5 years,” Qureshi said. “In today’s meeting, we have discussed measures to expand the economic side of our longstanding bilateral ties.”

It is relevant to add here that UAE minister of state had threatened Pakistan using derogatory remarks when Pakistani Parliament recommended to the government to remain neutral in Saudi-UAE war on Yemen. The parliament also had opposed sending troops for that and that resolution had irked UAE sheikhdom too. But, unfortunately, Imran-led PTI government took a U-turn from previous stance and rejoined the old camp without any apology from the UAE on their anti-Pakistan derogatory and threatening remarks.

UAE welcomed despite their threat to Pakistan of paying price for neutrality

UAE government has been accorded warm welcome in Islamabad despite the fact that UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash had threatened Pakistan of having to pay a “heavy price” for not taking a clear position in favour of its strategic relations with the six-nation Arab Gulf cooperation Council (regarding their war on Yemen).

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a deferred payment facility for the import of oil, similar to the one agreed with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

He said this addressing a press conference in Islamabad, during which he briefed the media about a meeting earlier in the day between Prime Minister Imran Khan and a high-level delegation led by UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber. The minister said the UAE delegation is visiting Pakistan under the aegis of UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to discuss mutually beneficial projects which both countries can undertake.

“The delegation said bilateral relations between Pakistan and UAE are decades old, but there was a dip in the last 4-5 years,” Qureshi said. “In today’s meeting, we have discussed measures to expand the economic side of our longstanding bilateral ties.”

It is relevant to add here that UAE minister of state had threatened Pakistan using derogatory remarks when Pakistani Parliament recommended to the government to remain neutral in Saudi-UAE war on Yemen. The parliament also had opposed sending troops for that and that resolution had irked UAE sheikhdom too. But, unfortunately, Imran-led PTI government took a U-turn from previous stance and rejoined the old camp without any apology from the UAE on their anti-Pakistan derogatory and threatening remarks.

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