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Pakistan FM condemns Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi in phone call with Abdullah bin Zayed

He reiterated Pakistan's full solidarity with the leadership, government and people of the UAE



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Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 6:02 PM

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today received a phone call from Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan's Foreign Minister.

During the phone call, Qureshi expressed Pakistan's condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack by the terrorist Houthi militia on civil areas and facilities in the UAE, which led to the death of a number of civilians.

He also reiterated Pakistan's full solidarity with the leadership, government and people of the UAE.

Qureshi added that these terrorist crimes are a threat to international peace and security.

He also offered condolences to the UAE over the victims of this cowardly terrorist act and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also strongly condemned the attack.

“Pakistan strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack on civilian areas carried out by the Houthis in Abu Dhabi that claimed several lives, including one Pakistani national. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” said a spokesperson of the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The UN and the GCC states also condemned Houthi drone attacks in Abu Dhabi that left three dead – two Indians and one Pakistani. The UAE on Monday vowed that suspected drone attacks on its civilian facilities will not go unpunished.

“Such attacks violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the UAE and pose a grave threat to the regional peace and security. Pakistan calls for their immediate cessation. Pakistan stands in solidarity with the brotherly people and government of the United Arab Emirates in the face of this wanton act of terrorism,” Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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