Abu Dhabi : Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on Friday vowed to strengthen the fight against terrorism and extremism and to further enhance bilateral relations.
President Musharraf and UAE Crown Prince Gen Sheikh M Bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed regional and international situations as well matters of bilateral interest at a working-lunch meeting at the Royal Palace.
Musharraf termed terrorism a â€œcommon global challengeâ€? that he said required improved coordination and information sharing among the countries to fight the menace.
He said Pakistan was fighting extremism and terrorism in its national interest and not to appease anyone else.
The two leaders agreed to further broaden and strengthen the existing fraternal ties between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.
Musharraf said Pakistan held the UAE leadership in high esteem and hoped that the two countries would jointly play a prominent role in regional peace and stability.
The UAE Crown Prince said the brotherly ties between the UAE and Pakistan were deep-rooted in the realms of religion, history and culture and hoped that the relations would grow further in the years ahead.
Musharraf will leave Friday evening for Jeddah where he will hold discussions with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. He will also perform Umrah later.