During his visit – his first to the region in his new role – Mr Bayley reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to a strong bilateral relationship with Pakistan. He said that the UK remains firmly committed to supporting Pakistan over the long term, including through its development assistance.
Mr Bayley emphasised the importance of Pakistan and Afghanistan working together for greater security, stability and prosperity in the region. He also encouraged swift implementation of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Solidarity.
While in Islamabad, Mr Bayley met Finance Minister Mifta Ismail, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, National Security Adviser Nasir Khan Janjua, the Election Commission and members of the diplomatic corps. Mr Bayley traveled to Islamabad from Kabul, where he began his visit to South Asia.
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