President Alvi visits UAE embassy, condoles the death of UAE president

ISLAMABAD, MAy 16 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday visited the embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and offered heartfelt condolences to the royal family, the people and the Government of UAE on the death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The President expressed his grief over the sad demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and said the people of Pakistan were deeply saddened over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as he was a true and sincere friend of Pakistan. 

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the death of the Sheikh Khalifa was a great loss for both the countries, adding that Pakistan shared the grief of the royal family and the people of the UAE. 

While paying rich tribute to the services rendered by the Late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for Pakistan, the president said that Pakistan-UAE ties under his leadership were further strengthened. 

He also reiterated the resolve to further improve and cement the friendship between the two countries.

UAE's ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi thanked the President for the condolence visit and said that both Pakistan and UAE enjoyed strong relations. 

He also appreciated the contributions of the Pakistani community in the economic development of the UAE.