Johnson and Shahbaz Sharif discuss UK-Pakistan trade and Ukraine conflict

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and discussed various issues including trade, the human rights situation in Afghanistan and the conflict in Ukraine.

“Prime Minister spoke with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif today after the recent election. Welcoming the strong partnership between the UK and Pakistan over the past 75 years, the Prime Minister said that this relationship is rooted in the close ties between our peoples. Britain’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

In a telephonic conversation, they agreed to further strengthen these ties and boost trade and investment, with the Prime Minister highlighting the appointment of a new British trade envoy to Pakistan to lead these efforts.

The two Prime Ministers discussed the current situation in Ukraine and other issues of common interest. Downing Street said, “In international affairs, Sharif recognized the UK’s efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, and the leaders agreed on the importance of ending the enormous human suffering and global economic instability caused by the ‘invasion’.” Of.”

Johnson thanked Pakistan for helping move Afghans to Britain after the Taliban took over Kabul.

“The leaders welcomed the ongoing cooperation and resolved to work together to support a more peaceful and tolerant Afghanistan, noting the importance of ensuring girls go to school,” the UK PMO said.

The Pakistani Prime Minister congratulated the Queen on her upcoming Platinum Jubilee, and the leaders look forward to meeting in person in the near future.

According to Pakistani media, Shahbaz had also invited Johnson to visit Pakistan on mutually agreed dates. The two leaders agreed to remain in close contact.

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