Under the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the support of HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyann, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE has just signed an AED734million assistance fund with Pakistan.
The third phase of the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP) aims to support initiatives for a better future, funding projects that offer sustainability and continuous benefits to beneficiaries over the long run, according to Wam.ae.
A memorial plaque was presented to the Chief of the Pakistani Army
The agreement was signed on May 6, marking the 51st anniversary of the drive of humanitarian aid for Pakistan initiated by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1967. The date was recognised across the region, 100 years since the founding father of the UAE was born.
“The relentless humanitarian and developmental efforts made by the UAE wise leadership are the basic pillars of the country’s foreign policy established by the founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and have been maintained by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the relations between the UAE and Pakistan are based on mutual love and respect and they have blossomed into a variety of fruitful partnerships, considering friendship and close ties between the two countries as the main element of the growing partnership between the countries.”
Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan