Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has emphasized the need for elevating the relationship between Pakistan and the United Kingdom to a strategic level.
Talking to British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner in Islamabad on Wednesday, he also stressed for enhancing trade and investment ties between the two countries.
Highlighting the positive bridge-building role played by around 1.6 million Pakistani diaspora residing in UK, the Prime Minister called for strengthening cooperation in the field of legal migration to fully realize the potential.
Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan highly values its relations with the UK, which are based on historical linkages and convergent interests on a broad range of issues.
He also appreciated the work undertaken by the UK in promoting education, health and other social sectors in Pakistan.
The British High Commissioner congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on assuming the office of the Prime Minister and conveyed the best wishes of the British government.
The British High Commissioner expressed the desire to work closely with Pakistan to deepen and broaden bilateral cooperation.
Source: Radio Pakistan