Envoy highlights incumbent govt’s commitment to SDGs-oriented progressive agenda

Envoy highlights incumbent govt's commitment to SDGs-oriented progressive agenda

ABU DHABI, Apr 23 (APP): Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates Faisal Niaz Tirmizi said that the incumbent Pakistan’s government was committed to pursue a progressive agenda aimed at making tangible progress towards achieving economic stability and Sustainable Development Goals.

The ambassador, addressing the Pakistan Day Reception held by the embassy in Abu Dhabi to commemorate the National Day of Pakistan, recalled the significance of Pakistan resolution and highlighted arduous struggle in tackling the growing needs of a nascent state, and later towards achieving socio-economic development.

Members of diplomatic corps, senior officials of the UAE government, Emirati nationals and Pakistani community participated in the event, said a press release received on Tuesday.

Envoy highlights incumbent govt's commitment to SDGs-oriented progressive agenda

Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence was the chief guest.

Pakistani artists played the national anthems of Pakistan and the UAE on traditional instruments of flute and tabla.

Envoy highlights incumbent govt's commitment to SDGs-oriented progressive agenda

The ambassador invited attention towards a range of opportunities in Pakistan that remained pivotal in promoting socio-economic development in the country. These included healthy youth bulge; growing women participation in public life; potential of agriculture; rich socio-cultural heritage; tourism potential; and the fastest growing IT Sector.

Emphasising the need of dialogue, he called for immediate end to hostilities in Gaza and reaffirmed Pakistan’s position for resolution of Palestinian issue and Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.

Ambassador Tirmizi acknowledged the impressive economic growth of the UAE in the last five decades and paid rich tribute to the visionary leadership of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan which was continued by current President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He referred that growing Pakistan-UAE strong political and economic partnership, demonstrated through regular high-level contacts, well-established institutions and the presence of 1.8 million Pakistani diaspora.

In conclusion, he lauded the contribution of Pakistani workforce in the UAE’s economy including of folk lifters, drivers, electricians, security guards, and food riders.

Dressed in traditional regional attires from all provinces of Pakistan, children from Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Arab Pakistan School, gave cultural performances and represented Pakistan’s rich culture and its diversity.

On this occasion, one of the distinguished Pakistani entrepreneurs, Mudassir Sheikha was honoured with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for his outstanding services to Pakistan.

Envoy highlights incumbent govt's commitment to SDGs-oriented progressive agenda

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