Press release

Foreign Secretary visit to Pakistan

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has visited Islamabad and Lahore during a two day visit to Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Foreign Secretary William Hague and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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.

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
Foreign Secretary William Hague and Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
William Hague at Badshahi Mosque meeting members of Lahore's different communities.
William Hague at Badshahi Mosque meeting members of Lahore's different communities
William Hague about to lay a wreath at the tomb of the poet Iqbal in Lahore.
William Hague about to lay a wreath at the tomb of the poet Iqbal in Lahore

Further information

Follow the Foreign Secretary on twitter @WilliamJHague

Follow @ukinpakistan on twitter

Visit the UK in Pakistan website pages

Follow the Foreign Office on twitter @foreignoffice

Follow the Foreign Office on facebook and Google+

Subscribe to the announcements feed or email alerts to get our latest news and announcements

Published 17 July 2013