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ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar on
Friday said Pakistan wanted to enhance cooperation with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in trade, investment and other sectors.

He said the two countries enjoy brotherly relations and these relations
would be further strengthened in future.

He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the 46th national day of United Arab Emirates here tonight.

The ceremony was attended by UAE ambassador to Pakistan Essa Abdullah Al Basha Al Noaimi, former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, diplomats from various countires, and a large number of other dignarities.

The finance minister said relations between the two countries were based on mutual trust and respect.

He said he, on behalf of prime minister of Pakistan and the people of
Pakistan extend heartiest felicitation to the President, Prime Minister and the people of UAE on their national day.

He said the people of Pakistan feels proud for contributing in the
development of various sectors of UAE including infrastructure, ports and shipping, banking and finance.

Essa Abdullah in his remarks said the UAE wanted to promote the
principle of peace and development in the region and discourage the ideology of terrorism and extremism.

He said UAE was cooperating with Pakistan in various sectors including
education, human development, infrastructure and road network.