Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan attaches high value to its exceptional relations with United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wishes to further take them to new heights.

He said that Pakistan is thankful to the government of UAE for its support in time of need. The Speaker NA expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of UAE to Pakistan, Mr Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi, who called on him in Parliament House, on Thursday.

Asad Qaiser said that UAE and Pakistan were tied in eternal bonds of religion, culture and history; therefore, steps may be taken for further solidifying the existing brotherly relations between two countries.

The Speaker NA stressed the need to enhance interaction between parliamentarians and business communities of both the countries. He said that Pak-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group would be shortly established in National Assembly which needs to be reciprocated in UAE Federal Council.

Mr Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Appreciating the sentiments, the Ambassador said that his country also attaches immense importance to its relations with Pakistan and would keep on extending its support in time of need.

The UAE Ambassador said that his country would utilize huge economic potential in Pakistan for mutual benefit of both the nations. He said that interaction between parliamentarians and business communities would strengthen relations between two countries.