islamabad - Pakistan on Wednesday urged United Arab Emirates (UAE) to allow multiple-entry business visas to Pakistani businessmen for Dubai and facilitate exports of meat and poultry to UAE from Pakistan.

The demand was made by Federal Minister for Commerce and Textile, Maqbool Rahimtoola during his talks with Minister for Economy of UAE, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri at 3rd Annual Investment Conference.

On the occasion, both the ministers resolved to strengthen trade relations and extend cooperation between the two brotherly countries, according to press statement issued by Ministry of Commerce here.

It is pertinent to mention that UAE is the 3rd biggest foreign investor in Pakistan after USA and UK.

Pakistan’s main exports to UAE are textile, chemical material and compounds construction materials including cement, cotton, fabrics, essential oil and perfumes.

In addition Pakistan also exports cotton yarn, fish, footwear, fruits and vegetables, jewellery gold and silver ware, machinery and parts, petroleum products, rice and sports goods.