PR No. 68 Islamabad: March 8, 2017.
The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua this afternoon. The two exchanged views on a range of issues concerning bilateral relations and regional security situation. Pakistan and Afghanistan bilateral relations also came under discussion.
Mr. Thomas underlined UK’s determination to strengthen bilateral relations with Pakistan. On Pakistan and Afghanistan relations, Mr. Thomas hoped that the two neighbouring countries would take steps to find a way out of their existing difficulties.
National Security Adviser appreciated the positive feelings in UK about relations with Pakistan. On regional issues, the Adviser expressed concern over the recent spate of violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan, which had negatively affected bilateral relations between the two brotherly neighbours. The Adviser stressed that despite all these difficulties, Pakistan had not lost its hope and vision of a shared and prosperous future with Afghanistan. To realize this vision, he underlined the need for Afghan side to play a positive and proactive role for achieving political reconciliation in Afghanistan and to sit together with Pakistan on all issues of bilateral concern.
Both agreed to work collectively to improve bilateral relationship between UK and Pakistan and to help ease tensions in Pak-Afghan relations.