Highlights of British PM’s Visit to Pakistan
We have discussed the entire spectrum of our bilateral relations. I informed Prime Minister Cameron on my government’s priorities and the objectives we have set for ourselves to improve the lives of ordinary Pakistanis”, said PM Nawaz Sharif while talking to media in a joint press conference with Mr. David Cameron. Talking at the occasion PM David Cameron stated:
“This is the relationship between two democracies. That is important in our relationship too, and I hope that Pakistan will do everything to make the most of this great opportunity, demonstrating to the world the vibrancy and the health of your democracy. We want to see the trade and investment relationship between Britain and Pakistan grow. It is good that Britain is already the second largest investor into Pakistan; it is good that we have set a target for £3 billion by 2015 of our bilateral trade, but I believe there’s an opportunity to go further and to go faster, and I’m committed to do everything I can to help make that happen.” “The United Kingdom has a strong voice in the European Union. We are especially grateful to Prime Minister Cameron for his personal efforts to secure trade concessions for Pakistan in the EU. The lead taken by the UK in campaigning for autonomous trade preferences for Pakistan is invaluable. I have shared with Prime Minister Cameron, our desire to be included in the GSP plus scheme in 2014, and expect the support and cooperation that the UK has always extended to Pakistan. Realisation of the GSP plus will promote our cherished goal of creating gainful employment opportunities for our youth” – PM Nawaz Sharif.