ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The British High Commissioner H.E. Dr. Christian Turner met the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad and congratulated her on assuming the office and hoped that both sides will work together to further deepen the Pakistan-UK relations.
The minister of state thanked the British high commissioner for the felicitations and stated that Pakistan highly values its relations with the UK, which are based on mutual respect and shared perceptions on broad range of regional and international issues.
Hina Rabbani Khar also appreciated the role undertaken by the British government in promoting health, education, governance and human development in Pakistan.
Much to discuss: our special ‘diaspora rishta’, hamaray sath kay 75 years & the need to enhance developmental work together especially for women & girls 🇵🇰🇬🇧 cc: @HinaRKhar @ForeignOfficePk #EkSaath https://t.co/jfTArBze3u
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCDO) April 21, 2022
Both sides also agreed to celebrate 75th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations in a befitting manner.
Besides bilateral relations, discussions on evolving geopolitical situation and regional matters including Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and Afghanistan also took place.
The minister noted with concern the economic impact of the continuity of the Ukraine crisis and expressed the need for early resolution of the matter through diplomacy and peaceful means.
The British high commissioner thanked the minister of state and conveyed his good wishes and keen interest in promoting bilateral relations.