Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party (Lib Dem) Sir Vince Cable at the House of Commons in London, today.
The two leaders exchanged views on the state of bilateral relations and the regional and international issues of common interest. They noted that there were great opportunities, which needed to be exploited to realise the true potential and add substance to the relations, particularly in the fields of trade, investment, tourism, health and education.
Recognising enormous contributions made by the Pakistani Diaspora in British politics and economy, and their linkages in both countries, they agreed to further strengthen bilateral economic ties. They also agreed that people-to-people contacts, business and cultural cooperation should be enhanced.
The Foreign Minister apprised Sir Vince Cable on the people-centric agenda of the Government, which are underpinned by human development through investments in social sector. He also briefed on the economic opportunities, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and highlighted Pakistan’s geographic importance to serve as the natural economic hub and energy corridor for the region.
Both leaders also agreed to work together to promote mutually beneficial relations.