Islamabad: Pakistan’s President, Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have congratulated His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on his re-election for a fourth five-year term as the country’s President by the Supreme Council of the Union. “The President and the Prime Minister have lauded the visionary leadership of Sheikh Khalifa and his invaluable contribution to UAE’s progress and prosperity,” Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement last night.
They have also expressed the resolve to “further fortify the fraternal ties between Pakistan and the UAE and to take this vital partnership to a new level,” the foreign office said.
Earlier The UAE Supreme Council has re-elected His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE for a fourth five-year term. The Council expressed its deep confidence in the wise leadership of the President, the Council statement said, praying that he would continue to lead the UAE to strengthen the pillars of the Union and its prosperity and fulfil the aspirations of its honourable people, WAM reported.
Shaikh Khalifa was first elected President on November 3, 2004 following the death of his father Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. “President Khalifa accompanied the builder of the UAE renaissance, the late Shaikh Zayed, in the founding stage in the 70s and 80s of the last century before taking over the leadership of the country after the death of the Founding Father.”
“[He] led the country towards the achievement stage that contributed to empowering the Emirati citizens and the prosperity of the UAE, and its prominence locally and globally,” the Council statement added.