Pakistan considers UK close friend, genuine development partner


RAWALPINDI Sept 19 (TNS): Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has expressed confidence that Pak-UK relations would continue to evolve on principles of mutual respect, shared common interest and understanding of each other’s perspectives.

He was talking to State Minister of Trade Policy of UK Greg Hands who called on him at the head of a delegation in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

The Minister for Defence Production said that Pakistan considers UK a close friend and genuine development partner.

He highlighted that over 1.3 million strong Pakistani diaspora in UK and 80 thousand British nationals in Pakistan act as a living bridge between the two countries.

The Federal Minister said that frequent interactions have been useful in coordinating our approaches to various bilateral regional and international issues.