The Foreign Office in a press statement said the UAE ban on work and visit visas for Pakistanis was temporary and imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The ban was of temporary nature of the recent restrictions imposed on the issuance of visas due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic“.UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Al Nahyan issued the statement at the conclusion of the official visit of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The statement praised bilateral relations and specially mentioned the fact that Pakistan was the first country to establish diplomatic ties with the UAE.
“The minister affirmed the depth of distinguished relations between the two friendly countries and the keenness to enhance and develop further aspects of joint cooperation across all fields”.The statement also said.
He reiterated the UAE’s appreciation of the Pakistani community in the Gulf country.
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However, in his UAE media briefing on Friday, Qureshi said he will meet with the UAE intelligence officials while more discussions on the issue will be held.