Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomes Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomes Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff

Sheikh Mohamed Welcomed General Asim Munir

The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, welcomed General Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on 9 January.

His Highness and General Munir held a meeting at Qasr Al Shati Palace, the presidential palace of the UAE. Sheikh Mohamed also congratulated General Munir on his appointment as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff.

Defence and Military Affairs

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the bilateral relations between the UAE and Pakistan. They also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries in defence and military affairs.

The two countries have always maintained close diplomatic and defense relations. The UAE has also come to Pakistan’s rescue during times of need. 

Flood Victims in Pakistan

Under the directives of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the UAE helped Pakistan when heavy rains and floods wreaked havoc in the country in 2022. The UAE launched an air bridge and other initiatives to facilitate the aid program in order to help flood victims in Pakistan. 

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The UAE launched the “We Stand Together” initiative, wherein nine UAE humanitarian organisations delivered thousands of emergency relief kits to flood victims and affected Pakistani families. The Red Crescent Authority, the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Works, the Mohammed bin Rashid Charitable Foundation and the Sharjah Charity Foundation offered continuous support for flood victims in Pakistan. 

Food and Medical Supplies

The UAE also built an air bridge to transfer back-to-back urgent aid to affected families in Pakistan. The UAE sent tonnes of food and medical supplies as well as tents to flood victims in Pakistan. 

The UAE sent ships carrying 200 containers equipped with food and medical supplies. The UAE’s aid reached thousands of families in 17 disaster areas in Sindh and 10 affected areas in Balochistan.

Emergency Aid to Pakistan

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE, also sanctioned 50 million dirhams in emergency aid to Pakistan to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims. The UAE’s aid helped families affected and displaced due to torrential rains.

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