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Rahul Gandhi Begins UAE Trip Meeting with Business Leaders

"I am here to listen to what you all have to say," said Gandhi

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his two-day maiden visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a breakfast meeting with business leaders here.

Rahul Gandhi, who reached here on Thursday night, held talks with the business leaders from the country accompanied by Indian Overseas Congress chairman Sam Pitroda.

Rahul begins UAE trip interacting with business leaders.

He also interacted with hundreds of Indian workers at a labour accommodation in Jebel Ali.

“I am here to listen to what you all have to say,” said Rahul Gandhi.

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A part of his global outreach programme ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi will also hold talks with UAE Ministers besides addressing the larger Indian expat community including students. (IANS)

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UAE Signs $3 Billion Support For Pakistan

The two countries earlier in January were said to have finalised the terms and conditions of the support package, which involves $3.2 billion worth of oil supplies on deferred payment in addition to the $3 billion cash deposit

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Nov. 21, 2018. VOA

Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a $3 billion support package on Tuesday as pledged by Abu Dhabi to boost the liquidity and foreign exchange reserves of the cash-strapped country.

The package was signed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Director General Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi and the State Bank of Pakistan Director Tariq Bajwa at a ceremony here.

According to the package, the UAE will deposit $3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to support the country’s financial and monetary policy, the state-run WAM news agency reported.

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is seen during talks in Beijing, China. VOA

The amount will be paid to Pakistan in three instalments.

The UAE had announced its intention to inject $3 billion cash into Pakistan via the ADFD in December 2018, a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan undertook his second trip to the country since assuming office.

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The two countries earlier in January were said to have finalised the terms and conditions of the support package, which involves $3.2 billion worth of oil supplies on deferred payment in addition to the $3 billion cash deposit. (IANS)