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(2017-11-08) The UK Minister of State for Asia and Pacific Mr.Mark Field called on the Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif today. The Foreign Minister welcomed the visiting Minister of State and expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory of bilateral relations and level of cooperation between the two countries. He appreciated the UK government’s policies aimed at supporting trade, investment and social sector of Pakistan, especially the appointment of a Trade Envoy for Pakistan. The Foreign Minister conveyed gratitude to the UK government for jointly celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the independence of Pakistan and establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Foreign Minister highlighted Pakistan’s position on important regional and international issues, including the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Afghan peace process.

The visiting Minister of State greatly appreciated Pakistan’s contribution to the fight against terrorism and the cooperation extended to the UK in this regard. He expressed his government’s desire to intensify cooperation with Pakistan in different fields. He briefed the Foreign Minister on the Mayor of London’s visit to Pakistan, alongwith a business delegation in early December 2017 to intensify trade and commercial relations.

The UK Minister of State is on a 2-day visit to Pakistan. He is scheduled to meet Parliamentarians, senior government functionaries and relevant stakeholders.

08 November 2017

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