FM Qureshi, UK MPs discuss bilateral ties, cooperation

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Member of British House of Lords and UK Board of Free Trade Lord Daniel Hannan of Kingsclere Wednesday discussed bilateral ties, cooperation in diverse fields and various issues of mutual interest.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan and the United Kingdom enjoyed strong multilateral ties and Pakistan was keen to further increasing these bilateral economic, trade and political relations.

He observed that the bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries had enhanced further with the strategic partnership agreement.

Presence of about 1.6 million Pakistani expatriates in the UK was a manifestation of fostering of these bonds, he added.

Qureshi further told Lord Daniel Hannan that they would celebrate 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

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