Abu Dhabi Dialogue Chairmanship awarded to Pakistan


Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has arrived at Dubai to lead the Pakistani delegation at the Sixth Ministerial-Level Abu Dhabi Dialogue to be held from today till October 29, 2021.

On behalf of the Government of Pakistan, Honorable Minister Khusro Bakhtyar will accept the chairmanship handing over to Islamic Republic of Pakistan during ceremony which will take place on 27th October, 2021 (Wednesday). For the first time, Pakistan has been awarded the Chairmanship of Abu Dhabi Dialogue for the next two years i.e. 2022-2023 due to the efforts of Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development.

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Amidst ADD summit, the Minister will lead Pakistani delegation at the sidelines meetings with Ministers of the prominent state members followed by the tour to Dubai Expo 2020.

 During the visit, the Minister will also meet with group of trader & investors based in UAE to expand the joint ventures in industrial sector in Pakistan.

It is worth mentioning that as a state-led Regional Consultative Process (RCP), the ADD aims to enable safe, orderly and regular labour migration in some of the world’s largest temporary labour migration corridors.

Through multi-lateral dialogue and cooperation on the joint development of labour mobility-related programming, implementation, and reporting, the ADD helps to ensure that Member States develop partnerships for adopting best practices, and are in a position to learn from one another’s experience.  Civil society has been invited to contribute to the dialogue and in recent years to partner in realization of some of the programme areas.

The Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) was established in 2008 as a forum for dialogue and cooperation between Asian countries of labour origin and destination. The ADD consists of the twelve Member States of the Colombo Process (CP) and six Gulf countries of destination as well as Malaysia. Pakistan started participating in the consultations of ADD from 2016.

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