ISLAMABAD (UNA-OIC) – Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had a telephone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday and they discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.
Prime Minister Johnson reiterated his felicitations to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on his election and assumption of office and underlined UK’s desire to further enhance its bilateral relationship with Pakistan.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif extended felicitations to the UK on platinum jubilee celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation. Both leaders emphasized the importance of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-UK diplomatic relations in a befitting manner.
The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan highly valued its relations with the UK, which were based on historical linkages and convergent interests on a broad range of issues. The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s desire to bolster its ties with the UK across diverse fields, with a special emphasis on enhanced trade and investment partnership. Highlighting the long-standing Pakistan-UK ties, the Prime Minister appreciated the positive role played by 1.6 million Pakistani diasporas in forging closer links and building bridges between the two countries. He further emphasized the need to strengthen cooperation in the field of legal migration to fully realize the potential.