Pakistan’s Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed the visa restrictions being imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Pakistanis with their Minister of State Reem Al Hashim during a meeting in Niamey.
Both ministers are currently in Niamey, Niger for the 47th meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) where they met on the sideline to discuss issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations and the epidemic.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FM Qureshi and Hashimi discussed the matter of recent visa restrictions imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Pakistanis and emphasized on the need of an early
The two ministers also discussed Pakistan’s participation in the “Expo to be held in Dubai next year while agreeing to further strengthen bilateral relations.
Earlier, the UAE Government placed visa restrictions on Pakistanis along with nationals of several other countries including Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and more.
Although some sources stated that the restriction was placed due to security concerns, FM Qureshi told local media that the reason was rise of coronavirus cases in Pakistan.