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Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif represented Pakistan at the Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty King Charles III in London on 6 May 2023. The Coronation is the first occasion in 70 years that a British monarch has been anointed. Earlier, his mother, late Queen Elizabeth II had ascended the throne in 1953.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif representing Pakistan on the occasion, conveyed best wishes on behalf of the Government and the people of Pakistan to the King .

Earlier, on 5 May 2023, the Prime Minister attended a gathering of Commonwealth leaders at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.

Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister noted that the accession of the new King, who is also head of the Commonwealth, opened new vistas and fresh avenues for the multilateral forum and was an opportune moment to infuse the organisation with even greater energy and sense of purpose.

The Prime Minister underscored significance of Pakistan-Commonwealth partnership, particularly on youth empowerment and youth engagement.

On the sidelines, the Prime Minister interacted with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the UK and Secretary General Commonwealth Patricia Scotland and other leaders attending the festivities.

The Prime Minister will meet First Minister of Scotland Mr. Humza Yousaf, tomorrow. Mr Hamza who was recently elected by the Scottish Parliament to head the devolved Scottish government, is the first Muslim and first British Pakistani to do so.

Pakistan and the UK enjoy a deep and enduring friendship grounded in historic affinities and abiding people to people linkages.

The Prime Minister’s participation at the Coronation underscores the multifaceted ties that exist between the two friendly countries and the Royal family’s
longstanding association with Pakistan and its people.

6 May 2023

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