ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized on the need to promote trade and economic linkages and greater people to people contacts between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
Talking to the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew who called on him at his Office in Islamabad on Tuesday and congratulated him on assuming the Office of the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciated the role being played by the Department for International Development (DFID) in providing assistance in health and education sectors of Pakistan.
The British High Commissioner expressed desire of his government to further enhance cooperation between the two Countries in all areas of mutual interest, including trade and investment, peace and security, and development cooperation.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi thanked the British High Commissioner and expressed satisfaction at the current level of bilateral cooperation.
Separately, the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi also met Shah Mahmood Qureshi and felicitated him for assuming the Office.
Qureshi praised Sheikh Zaid Bin Sultan Al Nahiyan for his efforts to strengthen and promote bilateral ties between Pakistan and UAE.
The foreign minister emphasized to increase economic and trade affairs between both the Countries.