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The Foreign Secretary’s arrival follows the recent two-day visit to Pakistan by the Prime Minister David Cameron, who was the first Foreign Head of Government to visit Pakistan following the formation of the new government.
The visit underlines the UK’s continued commitment to a deep, long-term and strategic relationship with Pakistan.
During the visit, the Foreign Secretary discussed the strength of bilateral UK and Pakistan relations, further strengthening both business and cultural ties and the UK and Pakistan’s mutual interests in promoting stability in the region.
The Foreign Secretary met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Pakistani Cabinet members and senior opposition figures. In Lahore the Foriegn Secretary met an interfaith group and visited the Badshahi Mosque and the tomb of the poet Iqbal.