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British High Commissioner presents credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain

The new British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG, presented his credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad.

British High Commissioner presents credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain
British High Commissioner presents credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain

Mr Drew arrived in Pakistan in February this year, succeeding Mr Philip Barton CMG OBE.

Speaking after the ceremony, Thomas Drew CMG, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, said:

It is a huge privilege to be working here in Pakistan and to be leading one of Britain’s largest diplomatic missions. Nearly ten years ago, I moved to Pakistan for the first time, to be the Political Counsellor in the British High Commission. I became a great friend of the country and its people. I feel a great sense of energy at coming back here. I am energised at seeing old friends, by the prospect of discovering more of the beautiful country and, most of all, by the prospect of doing work which is so important for both our countries.

Pakistan matters to the UK and, I like to think, the UK matters to Pakistan, for each other’s security, for regional stability and for each other’s prosperity. Central to that are the 1.5 million British people of Pakistani origin who have made the UK their home.

Notes to the Editor

  • Follow the British High Commissioner on Twitter @TomDrewUK

  • Details of Mr. Thomas Drew, the High Commissioner to Pakistan, and his appointment can be found here

  • Photographs from the ceremony will be available through Press Information Department, Government of Pakistan.

Contact

Press Attaché
British High Commission
Islamabad
Tel. 051 201 2000

Published 3 May 2016