Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan considers United Kingdom a close friend and a genuine development partner. He said this while meeting British Senior Minister of State at Foreign & Commonwealth Office Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who called on the Prime Minister here in Islamabad today.
The Prime Minister lauded the role played by Baroness Warsi for her efforts towards Muslim causes and her initiatives of strengthening the link of Pakistani diaspora in the UK. Highlighting the importance of Pakistan – UK relations, the Prime Minister said that visit of the British Prime Minister David Cameron as the first head of government after the general elections, is a testimony to the special relationship and there exists a coordinated approach to various bilateral, regional and international issues.
Baroness Warsi apprised the Prime Minister regarding progress made on Pakistan – UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue, Trade Investment Roadmap and support provided by UK Department for International Development (DFID) for various projects in Pakistan.