British HC Calls on PM Abbasi to Discuss Pak-UK Relations

British HC Calls on PM Abbasi to Discuss Pak-UK Relations

Islamabad (August 28, 2017): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated on Monday that Islamabad wants peace in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Speaking to the British High Commissioner, who called on him here, Abbasi said that Pakistan’s campaign for peace in the region had successfully been going on.

We have rendered countless sacrifices for the elimination of terrorism, the prime minister told the UK diplomat in the meeting, which also discussed bilateral trade, situation in the region, Afghanistan and the role of Pakistani community living in Britain.Abbasi said that Pakistan has successfully fought the war on terror and has given numerous sacrifices in the process.

He also said that Afghan war had an adverse affect on Pakistan so “Pakistan would take greatest benefit out of peace in Afghanistan”.

During the meeting, Drew said that Britain regards Pakistan as an important ally and in the past Theresa May had visited the country three times in different capacities.

During the meeting it was emphasized that trade relations between both countries should be strengthened.

The UK high commissioner said that the newly-appointed British trade minister would soon visit Pakistan.

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