Pakistan FM Qureshi, UK secretary Javid review bilateral interests, security cooperation

London, June 18: Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has met with United Kingdom (UK) home secretary Sajid Javid in London in the House of Commons on Monday and held discussion over the range of matters related to bilateral interests and further reviewed the security cooperation under the framework of Enhanced Strategic Dialogues.

The foreign minister was accompanied by Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan high commissioner to Britain, according to a statement issued by the high commission in London.

The UK and Pakistan reaffirmed counter-terrorism measures in line with the National Action Plan and their continuing cooperation between law enforcement firms of both the nations at an operational level, as the statement.

Qureshi thanked Javid for all technical support and assistance being provided to Pakistan by the British government, according to Dawn news reports.

Moreover, both leaders agreed to continue both side’s joint efforts for information sharing and developing capacity-constructing of public departments as part of their commitments to adhering greater success in global fighting against terrorism, illegal migration and organized crime.

Furthermost, both sides also reiterated their resolve to curb terrorism, terrorism financing, and money-laundering practices and construct upon accountability and justice partnership arrangement between two nations.

Matters related to visas and immigration were also discussed by both leaders during the meeting. Qureshi noted the importance of dialogue over legal migration which would in accordance with the emerging need of human resources.


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