Prime Minister Shehbaz pledges to strengthen Pakistan-UK bilateral relations – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed his government’s determination to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UK in various fields, particularly in the areas of trade and investment.

Speaking as a chief guest at Queen Elizabeth’s 75th Coronation ceremony here at the British High Commission, he referred to his recent phone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on boosting business cooperation and economy and said: “We are expecting a trade delegation from the UK. very soon.”

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also appreciated the role of the British High Commission in bringing the people of Pakistan and the United Kingdom closer together, adding that his government would support the High Commission in translating friendly relations into trade and development ties. investment, which was the call of the day.

Prime Minister Shehbaz recalled with appreciation the UK’s contribution of £600 million to Pakistan during his tenure as Chief Minister of Punjab in the areas of primary education, maternal and child health and Skill developpement.

The Prime Minister extended his warm congratulations to the United Kingdom on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan and on his own behalf on the occasion of the 75th Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and wished the Queen a happy, healthy life and long.

He said that since the people of Pakistan have a special affection for the royal family, he always extended a warm welcome to the royal family members whenever they visited Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said Queen Elizabeth’s 75th Coronation also coincided with Pakistan’s platinum independence ceremonies as well as the 75th anniversary of diplomatic and friendly relations between Pakistan and the UK.

British High Commissioner Christian Turner, in his remarks on the occasion, underscored the close bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UK and pledged to make efforts to further strengthen the historical ties.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also cut a special cake to mark the event, which was attended, in addition to cabinet members and parliamentarians, by diplomats, civil and military officers, journalists and others.

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