Will play role for fostering Pak-UK ties, London mayor assures PM

Published: December 7, 2017
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on December 7, 2017. PHOTO COURTESY: RADIO PAKISTAN

London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on December 7, 2017. PHOTO COURTESY: RADIO PAKISTAN

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has assured Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that he would work towards fostering closer ties between London and Pakistan.

Khan, who is on a three-day official visit to Pakistan, called on the premier in Islamabad on Thursday, according to Radio Pakistan.

PM Abbasi said Pakistan gives great importance to its close and cooperative relations with the United Kingdom especially in the area of trade and investment.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Lahore

The London mayor lauded the government, saying he is impressed with the progress made in infrastructure, technology and energy sectors.

The prime minister said that successful counter-terrorism efforts have made Pakistan an opportune destination for UK businesses.

PM Abbasi told Khan that every Pakistani is proud of his election as mayor of London and prays for his success.

The London mayor was also briefed about the investment opportunities for trade and investment in the country.

Earlier in the day, the visiting mayor also met Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

“The foreign minister also briefed the mayor about Pakistan’s successes in the economic field and the regional situation,” a Foreign Office statement said.

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