London, 5 May 2023 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, met with King Charles III and the Prime Minister of Britain, Rishi Sunak, during the Commonwealth leaders’ meeting in London.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister commended the British dignitaries for the well-organized two-day ceremonies held to celebrate the new King’s coronation.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the UK’s generous assistance in the aftermath of the devastating floods that hit Pakistan in the previous year.
He suggested that both countries should improve their bilateral relations in various fields. To this end, the Prime Minister proposed establishing a joint commission headed by the leaders of both countries.
King Charles III and British PM Rishi Sunak also expressed their interest in further strengthening bilateral relations between the UK and Pakistan.
They lauded the Pakistani community-based in the UK for their contribution to the UK’s development.
Shehbaz Sharif’s arrival in London
On May 3, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif flew to London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla.
Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK, and David Gordon-MacLeod, the Special Representative of the British Foreign Secretary, welcomed the Prime Minister with open arms.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will meet PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif and hold bilateral discussions with other international leaders during his tour.
King Charles III Coronation
The first British coronation in 70 years is broadcasted to the entire world. The culmination of Operation Golden Orb, the coronation ritual that would formally elevate King Charles III from the longest-reigning Prince of Wales to the monarch of the United Kingdom, has been reached.
Right after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away in September of last year, Charles officially succeeded to the throne. The coronation formalizes Charles’ new status as king via a religious ritual akin to a wedding. As the nation moves on from lamenting the death of his long-reigning mother, it is also a time of national celebration.