ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said a large number of Pakistanis living in the United Kingdom were acting as a bridge between the two countries.
Talking to a seven-member delegation of the British Parliament here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he mentioned the wide ranging ties including cooperation in economy, culture and education.
A statement from the Foreign Office said there was a frank exchange of views on regional and global issues, during the meeting, that was held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere.
The Adviser said Pakistan enjoys friendly and warm relations with the United Kingdom that have been further strengthened during the last two years.
Sartaj Aziz provided a comprehensive overview of the domestic political situation of Pakistan and said the democratic process was getting stronger in the country. He said Pakistan is an investors’ friendly country and has a vibrant media.
He highlighted Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism and extremism and reiterated government’s commitment to take forward the process of constructive engagement with Afghanistan. He highlighted the vision of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for promotion of regional peace and stability.
Aziz also congratulated the Parliamentarians on their election to the Parliament.
The visiting Parliamentarians appreciated Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism. They stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral trade and cooperation in various fields, especially education.