Zardari meets British deputy PM, discusses ties

Pakistan`s President met British Deputy PM and discussed the prospect of expanding trade.

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2011, 16:20 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s President Asif Ali Zardari met British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London and discussed bilateral ties as well as the prospect of expanding Pakistan-Britain trade, it was reported here.

Zardari and Clegg also spoke on Britain`s support to Pakistan`s access to European markets, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was present in the Thursday meeting.

Zardari, during the day, also met a delegation of British businessmen.

He said Britain and Pakistan need to work closely to further enhance their partnership in diverse areas in trade and investment.

President`s spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that during the meeting Zardari invited British businessmen to invest in Pakistan`s infrastructure projects on build-own-operate (BOO) basis, offering to set up special industrial zones in the country where the foreign investors will be provided with tax incentives, captive power and facilities to export their products.