ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday left here for the United Kingdom to attend the London Conference on Afghanistan, being held on December 3-4.
British Prime Minister David Cameron had telephoned the Prime Minister on October 28th and invited him to participate in the Conference, a Foreign Office statement said on Tuesday.
The Conference is being co-hosted by the Governments of UK and Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah will attend from Afghanistan.
During the visit, the Prime Minister would have bilateral interaction with the British side and hold meeting with the World Bank officials.
British Prime Minister Cameron will host a breakfast meeting, which will be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Afghan leadership.
Prime Minister Sharif’s bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also scheduled.
The Prime Minister’s participation in the London Conference is a reflection of the importance that Pakistan attaches to international efforts for peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan.
Pakistan has consistently underscored the imperative of deeper engagement of the international community with Afghanistan on the economic plane to reinforce the efforts for peace and stability.