Minister for Armed Forces of the United Kingdom James Heappey called on Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood in Islamabad on Tuesday.

They discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments during the meeting.

Stressing the historic and long-standing nature of Pakistan-UK partnership, the Foreign Secretary reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to further deepen cooperation across myriad dimensions — including trade, investment, security, defense, and culture and people-to-people linkages.

He highlighted the role of Pakistani diaspora in UK and its valuable contribution to the further advancement of bilateral relations.

The Foreign Secretary reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong commitment to playing a positive role in promoting regional peace and security.

 The Foreign Secretary stressed the importance of strategic stability and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Minister Heappey reaffirmed the importance of UK-Pakistan partnership and UK’s desire to expand bilateral cooperation. He appreciated Pakistan’s cooperation with the international community, and UK in particular, following the August 2021 developments in Afghanistan. 

The two sides agreed to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, especially in this 75th anniversary year of Pakistan-UK diplomatic relations.

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