He singled out petrochemicals and hydel energy generation as potential-rich areas of the energy sector, and stated that the UAE can benefit from investing in these areas which will further expand the existing bilateral relations.
The federal minister expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of UAE Hamad Obaid Alzaabi. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan was also present in the meeting.
The minister emphasized the cordial bilateral relations that Pakistan and UAE enjoy and elaborated on the need to further broaden the scope of partnership. He stated that there were many areas in which both countries could work together for gaining mutual benefit.
He also praised Pakistan on having investment friendly policies and the government’s commitment to attract foreign investment to put the national economy on growth trajectory in order to achieve its socio-economic goals and targets.
The federal minister appreciated UAE’s investment in PARCO and hoped that more avenues will be explored to further bilateral economic cooperation. The minister said that Pakistan will fully participate in EXPO 2020 being organized by UAE, adding that this will provide an opportunity to two countries to identify areas for future cooperation in diverse sectors.
The minister also called for further bilateral collaboration, via high level visits between the two countries. He noted that a large Pakistani diaspora in UAE was contributing in the development of the country as well as acting as a bridge between the two countries. He expressed optimism that UAE will also consider initiating humanitarian projects in South Punjab.
The ambassador of UAE also praised the bilateral relations between the two countries and invited the federal minister to participate in a government summit which will be held in coming February.