FM Qureshi, British envoy discuss bilateral trade ties, peace

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ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at his office on Monday.

According to Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal, the two discussed on bilateral trade ties and regional security and peace.

According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, the two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction on the current state of bilateral relations.

The Foreign Minister emphasized on the need to promote trade and economic linkages and greater people to people contacts.

He also appreciated the role being played by the Department for International Development (DFID) in providing assistance in health and education sectors.

The British High Commissioner reiterated desire of his government to further enhance cooperation with the government in all areas of common interest, in particular in spheres of peace and security, trade and investment, organized crime, accountability, asset recovery and development cooperation.

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