Economic ties: Premier Nawaz to visit UK this month

Published: April 17, 2014
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit the United Kingdom later this month for a summit-level meeting with a focus on improvement in bilateral trade, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said late on Tuesday.

Aziz, who is the country’s de facto foreign minister,
was speaking as chief guest at the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth-II at the British High Commission on Tuesday evening.

“The Pakistan-UK relationship is improving at a rapid pace,” he said. “We have had high-level visits in the recent past and the prime minister will visit UK later this month for a summit-level meeting.”

Aziz said the meeting will focus on trade and investment cooperation. He said the bilateral trade between UK and Pakistan has already risen to £2.3 billion from £1.6 billion since the new Pakistani government took charge.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2014.

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  • chandran
    Apr 17, 2014 - 5:00PM

    But British economy handled by Indian companies there instead of this effort
    directly allow Indian companies to do investment in pakistan.

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  • unbelievable
    Apr 17, 2014 - 5:37PM

    How many meeting with the UK does Sharif need? At some point it no longer comes business but vacation.

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