Sartaj Aziz to visit UK tomorrow to attend strategic dialogue

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will travel to the UK tomorrow on a three-day visit to attend a bilateral strategic dialogue.

PTI| Updated: Apr 17, 2016, 13:33 PM IST
Sartaj Aziz to visit UK tomorrow to attend strategic dialogue

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will travel to the UK tomorrow on a three-day visit to attend a bilateral strategic dialogue.

During his stay in the UK from April 18 to 20, Aziz will also participate in the meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, Foreign Office said in a statement.

"Aziz and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will review the progress on bilateral relations and discuss future plans to develop a deeper dialogue between the two countries," it said today.

The dialogue represents a long-term commitment by both sides to work together for greater prosperity and security.

Pakistan and the UK share longstanding ties that are marked by cordiality and close cooperation in many fields. The UK is one of Pakistan?s foremost trade and development partners, it said.

The Enhanced Strategic Dialogue, which was signed in 2011, sets out the UK and Pakistan?s strategic partnership focusing on areas including trade and business relations; development cooperation; education and security.

The last review was held at the Foreign Ministers' level in March 2014.