President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed presented the Order of the Union, the second highest honour awarded by UAE to senior officials of brotherly and friendly countries, to General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan. The UAE President gave this award to General Bajwa in recognition of his distinguished efforts in strengthening UAE-Pakistan’s ties.
Sheikh Mohamed and General Qamar Bajwa also exchanged views on an array of latest regional and global issues and developments of mutual concern, according to Khaleej Times report.
The UAE President affirmed the depth of the longstanding relations between the UAE and Pakistan and the mutual keenness to continue strengthening them at various levels.
For his part, General Bajwa expressed his thanks and appreciation to the President of the UAE and his pride in this honour, which reflects the strength of the friendly relations that unite the two countries, pointing out that his country is keen to develop and advance its fruitful cooperation with the UAE to serve the peoples of the two countries.