UK, Pakistan vow to enhance anti-terror cooperation

ISLAMABAD: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan and held separate meetings with Advisor to Prime Ministers on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad.

The high-ups discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in anti-terrorism efforts, officials said.

Pakistan and the United Kingdom have agreed to prepare a three-year roadmap 2016-18 to bolster cooperation in different fields.

The understanding came at a meeting between Sartaj Aziz and Hammond.

Later, addressing a joint news conference, the Advisor on Foreign Affairs said the next round of strategic dialogue between the two countries will be held in next few weeks.

Sartaj Aziz said both Pakistan and Britain share convergence of views on regional and international issues and committed to further enhance their multifaceted relations.

The UK’s Foreign Secretary, in his remarks said both the countries enjoy excellent relations spanning over decades.

He welcomed Pakistan’s efforts for reconciliation in Afghanistan and said during discussion the two sides deliberated as to how the international community to support the Afghan reconciliation process.


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