Pakistan, UK agree to work collectively to ease Pak-Afghan tensions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Wednesday agreed to work collectively to improve bilateral relationship between the two Countries and to help ease tensions in Pak-Afghan relations.

In a meeting held in Islamabad on Wednesday, the National Security Adviser Lt. Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua and the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, they exchanged views on a range of issues concerning Pakistan-UK bilateral relations, Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, and regional security situation.

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO PAKISTAN, H.E. THOMAS DREW CALLED ON NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, LT. GEN. (R) NASSER KHAN JANJUA IN ISLAMABAD ON MARCH 08, 2017.
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO PAKISTAN, H.E. THOMAS DREW CALLED ON NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, LT. GEN. (R) NASSER KHAN JANJUA IN ISLAMABAD ON MARCH 08, 2017.

Thomas underlined UK’s determination to strengthen bilateral relations with Pakistan. He also hoped that Pakistan and Afghanistan would take steps to find a way out of their existing difficulties.

The national security adviser appreciated the positive feelings in the United Kingdom about relations with Pakistan.

The adviser expressed concern over the recent spate of violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan which had negatively affected bilateral relations between the two brotherly neighbours.

Nasser Khan Janjua stressed that despite all these difficulties, Pakistan had not lost its hope and vision of a shared and prosperous future with Afghanistan. To realize this vision, he underlined the need for Afghan side to play a positive and proactive role for achieving political reconciliation in Afghanistan and to sit together with Pakistan on all issues of bilateral concern.

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