FM Ishaq Dar receives telephone call from British Foreign Secretary

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FM Ishaq Dar receives telephone call from British Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar received a telephone call from Lord David Cameron, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, today.

The Foreign Minister thanked the British Foreign Secretary for his message of felicitations on his appointment as the Foreign Minister and said that he looked forward to working closely with the UK leadership to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Reiterating the importance of Pakistan-UK relationship, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan and the UK had longstanding, historic relations with multifaceted cooperation. The Foreign Minister emphasized the early conclusion of the Enhanced Strategic Partnership (ESP) agreement to take relations to the next level. 

The Foreign Minister stressed on the need to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, people to people contacts and climate. The Foreign Minister stressed on the need for early resumption of PIA flights between Pakistan and the UK which would further bolster linkages, particularly in view of the large Pakistani diaspora in the UK.

The two Ministers also discussed important regional issues including Afghanistan and the situation in Gaza.

The Foreign Minister invited Lord Cameron to visit Pakistan on mutually convenient dates.