ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s strong condemnation of the heinous terrorist attack on civilian areas by Houthi militia. He offered condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan conveyed heartfelt condolences on the demise of a Pakistani national, due to the terrorist attack in Abu Dhabi on 17 January 2022. He also shared details of the tragic incident with Foreign Minister Qureshi.

The Foreign Minister thanked the UAE Government for extending all-out support in early repatriation of the mortal remains of the deceased Pakistani national and treatment for the injured.

Expressing solidarity with the brotherly people and Government of the UAE over the tragic incident, Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined that such acts violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the United Arab Emirates. He called for immediate cessation of such attacks, which continue to pose a grave threat to regional and international peace and security.

Pakistan and UAE have excellent fraternal ties. The two Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening and deepening bilateral relations further.