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British Foreign Secy Boris Johnson arrives in capital: ‘Want to consolidate rock solid Pak-UK friendship’

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit on Thursday.

He met Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the Foreign Office (FO) to discuss bilateral ties between Pakistan and the UK, FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Twitter.

During the meeting, Johnson said he is excited to be in Pakistan and wants to “further consolidate rock solid friendship between our two countries”.

He said he wants to concentrate on boosting trade and investment between UK and Pakistan and build the confidence of British investors in Pakistani market.

“UK appreciates Pakistan’s extraordinary economic potential and exuberant youth population,” Zakaria quoted the foreign secretary as saying.

Johnson said his country acknowledges “Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and fully understands the situation”.

Senior FO officials received the British official on his arrival to Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.

Johnson is also expected to meet President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his visit.

Courtesy : Dawn News

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