Pakistan reaffirms commitment to work with UK against shared threats

Foreign OfficePakistan reaffirms commitment to work with UK against shared threats

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan on Wednesday appreciated the United Kingdom’s assistance in counter-terrorism and reaffirmed commitment to working in partnership against shared threats

It happened when the British Deputy Commander Operation Resolute Support Lt General Sandy Storrie called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Special Assistant to The Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in a meeting with the British Deputy Commander Operation Resolute Support Lt General Sandy Storrie in Islamabad on July 13, 2016.
Special Assistant to The Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in a meeting with the British Deputy Commander Operation Resolute Support Lt General Sandy Storrie in Islamabad on July 13, 2016.

During the meeting, Fatemi highlighted the continuous positive trajectory of Pakistan-UK bilateral relations. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries.

The special assistant hoped that the current constructive and close collaboration in bilateral defence and security matters would be strengthened in the coming years.

Tariq Fatemi appreciated the UK’s assistance in counter-terrorism and reaffirmed commitment to working in partnership against shared threats.

The special assistant on foreign affair said that Pakistan had made significant strides in the struggle against terrorism, through Operation Zarb-e-Azb which was in its final stages.

Fatemi briefed the British deputy commander about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of a peaceful neighborhood and the many initiatives taken by him in this regard.

The British deputy commander appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and assured continued support in this regard. Both sides exchanged views on regional security situation and ways to improve it.

The special assistant also extended warm felicitations for the nomination of Theresa May as the next leader of the conservative Party and as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. He expressed confidence that Pak-UK relations would be enhanced under her leadership.

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