friendship between pakistan and the uae
Pakistan and the UAE share a history of brotherhood that has endured for centuries. Their collaboration, deeply rooted in culture, religion, and mutual support, is an example for the world. As they continue to work together in various sectors, they are realizing the dreams of Quaid-i-Azam and Baba Zayed for their nations’ progress and prosperity. The mutual commitment to education, economic growth, and human security ensures a brighter future for both countries and their people.
We can see the deep cultural and brotherly bond that unites Pakistanis and Emiratis and the enduring friendship and trust that have existed between these two nations, symbolized by the crossed swords in the emblem of the Pakistan Army, protecting both countries and fostering peaceful coexistence in the global community.
Today, despite the physical distance, the unity of Islam remains a powerful bond between Pakistan and the UAE. H.H late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan once said, “There should be no barriers between the two because the ways of the two are one Muslim way and the Holy Quran is our common constitution.” These words continue to resonate in the hearts of both nations.
This deep connection was demonstrated when Pakistan was among the first countries to recognize the UAE upon its formation in 1971. Pakistan opened the first Muslim country embassy in Abu Dhabi. It was a testament to their unwavering support for their Emirati brothers. This bond has only grown stronger over the years, with both nations supporting each other’s social, economic and security needs.
From training the young army and air force of Abu Dhabi to providing on-the-ground support to building state-of-the-art infrastructure across the UAE, Pakistan has played a vital role in the growth of the Emirates. UAE, in turn, has reciprocated by supporting Pakistan in times of need, from natural disasters to military operations against terrorism.
The unity between the two nations was on full display when the UAE Armed Forces paraded in Islamabad on Pakistan’s Resolution Day in 2018, marking the “Year of Zayed.” This event showcased the solidarity, unity and brotherhood that define their relationship.
The UAE’s continued support is evident in various sectors, from education to healthcare and aid to support and infrastructure development. The recent $200 million contribution to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan reflects the UAE’s commitment to the progress and economic development of Pakistan. This focus on human security aligns with H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s vision for the empowerment of youth in both nations. Pakistan and the UAE share a deep history of brotherhood that has endured for centuries and will continue forever inshallah.