LONDON – H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK called on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at his office, City Hall on 30 August 2017.
Welcoming the High Commissioner at his office, the Mayor of London stated that the connection between London and Pakistan is as strong as ever. He said London benefits from Pakistan and Pakistan benefits from London. Mr Khan particularly recognised the positive contribution of the Pakistani diaspora in strengthening relations between the two countries.
The two sides discussed broad areas of cooperation between London and Pakistan including business, investment, culture, sports and education. The High Commissioner gave an overview of the economic turnaround in Pakistan and the opportunities offered by the game changer China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Mayor shared with the High Commissioner his plans to make London an open and attractive destination for businesses, tourists and students. The High Commissioner appreciated his initiatives as Mayor of London.
Speaking about the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan, the Mayor of London appreciated the celebrations organised by the High Commission and specifically mentioned the London buses wrapped with the beautiful images of Pakistan as fantastic.
The meeting ended with an understanding to step up efforts to further promote business, investment, culture and sports ties. Both sides expressed satisfaction over the level of engagement between the Office of the Mayor of London and the High Commission for Pakistan.