The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew called on the Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh here on Wednesday and discussed matters of bilateral interest.
Both sides underscored the need for enhanced cooperation in the areas of trade and economy. The adviser informed that Pakistan had long historic ties with the United Kingdom and relations between the two countries needed to be further expanded for the mutual benefits of two sides.
He briefed the envoy about the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying his policies would lead to the social and economic development of the country.
The High Commissioner felicitated the adviser on the assumption of charge as Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance. He said that both the countries enjoyed excellent relations and they needed to further promote their economic relations. He informed that the British Airways would be coming to Pakistan in June this year.
Later, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Country Director for Pakistan, Xiaohong Yang, also called on the Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs. They discussed new financing for various programmes and development projects.