Brexit would have no adverse effects on Pak-UK relations: Theresa May

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The newly-appointed British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said that Pakistan and the United Kingdom would work together in the post-Brexit era and there would be no adverse effects on the bilateral relations after the UK exited European Union.

Talking to her Pakistani Counterpart Nawaz Sharif on phone on Tuesday, Theresa May said that Pakistan and the United Kingdom would work together as bilateral partners.

The British prime minister said that the United Kingdom was committed to work with Pakistan in security related matters and strengthening democracy.

Theresa May said that the United Kingdom strongly supported the democratic system of Pakistan as development of Pakistan and development of democracy were interlinked.

The prime minster further said that she was eagerly waiting for her upcoming visit to Pakistan in the coming months as Prime Minister of United Kingdom. The visit was previously scheduled when she was serving as British Home Secretary, she told.

In his remarks, Nawaz Sharif extended his warmest congratulations to Theresa May on her historic appointment as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He said that her appointment to the office of Prime Minister reflected the faith and confidence, the people of UK had reposed in her ability to steer the country at this historic time.

Sharif assured the British prime minister of his support to work closely with her in achieving close bilateral relations in all fields.

The Pakistani prime minister expressed his confidence that under her leadership and vision, Britain would become ever stronger and continue its important role in the world affairs.

Nawaz Sharif said that the government and the people of Pakistan greatly value her long association with Pakistan. He said that the United Kingdom was a traditional ally, a close friend and a trusted partner of Pakistan.

Theresa May thanked her Pakistani Counterpart for his kind words and said that Pakistan was their dependable ally.