Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is recently on the visit to the United Arab Emirates. During his recent visit, Pakistan PM Sharif met with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The two leaders talked about and exchanged ideas on regional, political, and security issues. In the joint statement, however, there was no mention of the Kashmir-related problems.
According to a joint statement released by both parties, the two leaders discussed initiatives to strengthen cooperation in defence, economic, commercial, political, and cultural areas. They also talked about forming joint ventures and improving collaboration in the human resources sector.
During his visit, Sharif also thanked Al Nahyan, UAE President, for the humanitarian assistance provided to Islamabad in the midst of the floods. Pakistan, on the other hand, did not raise any Kashmir-related issues during the talks.
The joint statement further read, “The two sides agreed to intensify consultation and coordination aimed at improving strategic partnership and cooperation, particularly in the field of information as well as communication technologies, to develop tangible as well as meaningful bilateral cooperation in key areas.”
Pakistan’s Prime Minister visited the UAE on January 12 and 13. This is Sharif’s third visit since taking office. “Both the sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in combating human trafficking, information exchange, and diplomatic academies between Pakistan and UAE,” the statement added.
Pakistan’s foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto, recently raised the Kashmir issue at a conference organized to discuss the New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism under India’s UN Security Council presidency in December.
Meanwhile, none of the G20 countries agreed with his statements about India. Dr S Jaishankar, Indian Minister of External Affairs, responded and stated that “the UN’s credibility is dependent on its effective response to key challenges of our time, such as pandemics, climate change, and terrorism. That, he said, certainly applies to cross-border terrorism. Neither hosting Osama Bin Laden nor attacking a neighbouring parliament qualifies you to preach before this council.”