ISLAMABAD, Jan 5 (APP):Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces Sheikh Muhamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the invitation of  Prime Minister Imran Khan, will arrive here on an official visit to Pakistan Sunday.
Sheikh Muhamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will have a one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister, followed by delegation level talks, Foreign Office in a press statement on Saturday said.The Crown Prince had last visited Pakistan in January, 2017.
	The FO said it would be the third interaction between the leadership of Pakistan and the UAE in less than three months, which was a testimony to the special nature of the brotherly relations with the important Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country. 
	The UAE is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investments. It is home to more than 1.6 million expatriate community, which contributed around $4.5 billion annually to the gross domestic product (GDP).
	Pakistan and the UAE were already working closely to transform the existing special relations into a “Long-Term Strategic Economic Partnership”, as agreed between the two leaders during the Prime Minister’s visit to UAE on Nov 18, 2018. 
	The UAE has already announced a generous $3 billion support to help Pakistan overcome its balance of payment crisis while the provision to provide deferred payment for oil facility is under discussion. 
	“The UAE is our major development partner, with tremendous contribution in education, health, energy and infrastructure development. The most valuable support extended under UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme has been in the field of polio and education, under the patronage of Sheikh Muhamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” the FO added.