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Thursday Apr 28 2022
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Web Desk

Boris Johnson looking forward to working on global challenges with PM Shehbaz

By
Web Desk
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif speaks during a press conference with other parties leaders in Islamabad on April 7, 2022, after a Supreme Court verdict (right) and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Conservative party headquarters in central London. — AFP/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif speaks during a press conference with other parties leaders in Islamabad on April 7, 2022, after a Supreme Court verdict (right) and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Conservative party headquarters in central London. — AFP/File

  • PM Johnson looks forward to continuing working with Pakistan in addressing global challenges.
  • He notes the UK and Pakistan enjoy deep ties supported by strong people-to-people links.
  • Johnson hopes to meet PM Shehbaz in person soon.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated his Pakistani counterpart, Shehbaz Sharif on his election.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Britain's prime minister wrote a letter (dated April 26) to PM Shehbaz, noting that the UK and Pakistan enjoyed deep ties supported by strong people-to-people links.

“He also recalled their meeting in 2016 during his visit to Pakistan and the discussions held on a number of shared interests including girls’ education, health, economics and trade relations,” the statement issued by the ministry read.

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Citing the letter, the spokesperson said that PM Johnson conveyed best wishes to PM Shehbaz and the people of Pakistan on the 75th anniversary, and hoped to meet the premier in person soon.

“PM Johnson looked forward to continuing working together including in addressing global challenges,” the statement read.