British Prime Minister Telephones the Prime Minister

July 26, 2016

British Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif extended his warmest congratulations to the British Prime Minister on her historic appointment as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister said that Mrs. Theresa May’s appointment reflects the faith and the confidence that the people of the UK have reposed in your ability to steer the country at this historic time. The Prime Minister expressed his confidence that under her leadership and vision, Britain will become ever stronger and continue playing important role in world affairs. The government and the people of Pakistan greatly value your long association with Pakistan, the Prime Minister conveyed. The United Kingdom is our traditional ally, a close friend and a trusted partner, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister assured the British Prime Minister of his support to work closely with her in achieving close bilateral relations in all fields.

Mrs. Theresa May thanked the Prime Minister for his kind words and said that Pakistan is our dependable ally. Mrs. Theresa May assured the Prime Minister that both the countries will work together in the post Brexit era and there will be no adverse effects on the bilateral relations after Great Britain exits the EU. Pakistan and the United Kingdom will work together as bilateral partners. Great Britain is committed to work with Pakistan in security related matters and strengthening democracy. Mrs. Theresa May said that the United Kingdom strongly supports the democratic system of Pakistan; development of Pakistan and development of democracy are interlinked.

Mrs. Theresa May said that she is eagerly waiting for her upcoming visit to Pakistan in coming months in the capacity of the British Prime Minister. This visit was previously scheduled when she was British Home Secretary, Mrs. May informed the Prime Minister.