On 3 May 2021, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, H.E Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi, called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force in his office. The visiting dignitary congratulated the Air Chief on assuming command of the PAF. He assured cooperation and support in all spheres of collaboration between the two countries. The Air Chief said that Pakistan and UAE have strong religious, cultural, and historical bonds which are manifested through strong cooperation between UAE Air Force and Pakistan Air Force. Various matters of mutual interests and bilateral cooperation were also discussed in the meeting.