Prime Minister Shahbaz appreciates UK support for education and health in Pakistan


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Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday appreciated the work done by the UK in promoting education, health and other social sectors in Pakistan.

During his first meeting with British High Commissioner Christian Turner since his election on 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan on April 11, Sharif stressed the importance of strengthening trade and investment ties, and the need to elevate bilateral relations to a strategic level. “Underlining the positive bridge-building role played by the approximately 1.6 million Pakistani diaspora residing in the UK, the Prime Minister stressed the need for enhanced cooperation in the area of ​​legal migration to fully realize this potential” reads a statement released by the Prime Minister. Office.

He said the high commissioner congratulated Sharif on his election and conveyed the best wishes from the British government. The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for posting his congratulations on Twitter. “The Prime Minister added that Pakistan attached great importance to its relationship with the United Kingdom, which was based on historical ties and converging interests on a wide range of issues,” the statement added.

The British High Commissioner, read the statement, thanked the Prime Minister and expressed a desire to work closely with Pakistan on deepening and broadening bilateral cooperation. “The ties between the UK and Pakistan run deep,” Turner said in a Twitter post after the meeting. “Good first meeting with PM Shahbaz today. Looking forward to working together on common priorities for our two countries,” he added.

Since his election to the Prime Minister’s Office, Sharif has been praised for his new post by the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Turkey, Russia and China. In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of maintaining good relations with all nations, specifically citing China, the United States and Saudi Arabia as countries whose ties with Pakistan had been “damaged. during the tenure of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. .


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