PR No. 28 Islamabad: January 4, 2017

Rt. Hon. Khalid Mahmood British Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr, a shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here today and discussed possibilities of expansion in bilateral trade and investment between Pakistan and U.K.

British M.P. said that after Brexit from EU, Britain is looking to expand bilateral trade and investment opportunities in other countries including Pakistan. He said that Great Britain and Pakistan enjoy long standing political, economic and social ties. He mentioned that his country has continued to make significant contributions to development in Pakistan over the years. he viewed that there are bright prospects of enhanced cooperation between the two countries particularly in the field of trade and investment.

The Finance Minister said that Pakistan valued its long standing ties with the UK and hoped to strengthen bilateral relations further. The Finance Minister said that the Government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Finance is looking forward to working closely with Britain in future as well. He welcomed the proposal of the British Member Parliament to enhance trade and investment with Pakistan and assured him of all support and assistance.

The Finance Minister also appreciated the contributions of Pakistan origin British citizens for strengthening both countries relations. He thanked the support of Pakistani Diaspora in Britain for promoting close relationship between the two countries and supporting the Kashmir cause.