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(2018-12-11) Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, today. The two Foreign Ministers discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction at the current state of relations.

Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated the expanded bilateral cooperation and stressed that the UK was an important trade and investment partner of Pakistan. He hoped that Brexit would open new opportunities for trade and development between the two countries.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to hold the 4th round of Pakistan-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue in the first quarter of 2019 in London. The two leaders also expressed satisfaction at the finalization of Protocol on Transfer of Prisoners between Pakistan and UK, which would be signed shortly.

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to enhance bilateral cooperation, particularly in the spheres of regional security, counter-terrorism, organized crime, money laundering and asset recovery.


December 11, 2018

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