Islamabad, 31 May 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the phone. Both Prime Ministers discussed the issues that characterize great bilateral ties.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister praised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He went on to say that it was a pleasure to talk with him about a wide range of topics that make for great bilateral ties.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a telephone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Both leaders spoke about the matters that define excellent bilateral relations. pic.twitter.com/bCuqd959mC
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) May 31, 2022
Prime Minister Pakistan also said that his government wants to strengthen ties with the UK by working together again in trade, culture, investment, and energy, among other things.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Remarks
On the other hand, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a tweet that he spoke with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the phone today and congratulated him on the 75 years of friendship between the two countries.
I spoke to 🇵🇰 Prime Minister @CMShehbaz today and welcomed 75 years of friendship between the UK and Pakistan.
I look forward to working together to strengthen trade, prosperity and international peace and security.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 30, 2022
In a phone conversation, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on his appointment as Prime Minister and reaffirmed his commitment to improving bilateral relations with Pakistan.
After the Taliban took over Kabul, Johnson thanked Pakistan for helping to get Afghans to the United Kingdom.
The leaders expressed their appreciation for continuous cooperation and pledged to work together to build a more peaceful and tolerant Afghanistan, emphasizing the importance of guaranteeing girls’ access to education.
Both Prime Ministers spoke about the current situation in Ukraine as well as other issues of mutual concern.
“On international matters, Sharif acknowledged the UK’s efforts to address the crisis in Ukraine, and the leaders agreed on the need to resolve the enormous human suffering and global economic uncertainty created by the invasion,” according to Downing Street.
Relations between the United Kingdom and Pakistan are restricted to a narrow band of diplomacy and military cooperation. The war on terror in Afghanistan and the terrorist attack in London in 2005 helped bring the two military and intelligence agencies closer together. That is because, Pakistan is vital to the United Kingdom’s security.