UK eyes working with PM Abbasi for stable Pakistan: PM May

02:59 PM | 9 Aug, 2017
UK eyes working with PM Abbasi for stable Pakistan: PM May
ISLAMABAD - British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that United Kingdom looked forward to working with newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to strengthen bilateral ties, and to make Pakistan secure and prosperous.

May expressed her desire in a felicitation message to PM Abbasi on assuming the office of the prime minister, adding that the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan.

The UK prime minister further said that she “had the privilege of working with [Abbasi's] colleagues and predecessor... to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual importance.”

“I continue to attach great importance to our relationship and the work we do together,” she added.

Both countries have deep relations and shared history and future, she said, adding that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, "we also celebrate 70 years of our bilateral relationship".

Theresa May said British High Commission in Islamabad and the Foreign Office in London have arranged a series of events in the UK and Pakistan to mark this special occasion, which have her full support, Radio Pakistan reported.