British envoy meets PM Shehbaz, expresses desire to work ‘closely’ with Pakistan – Pakistan

British High Commissioner Christian Turner called on newly elected Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif on Wednesday to express Britain’s desire to “work closely with Pakistan to deepen and expand bilateral cooperation,” the British Prime Minister’s Office said.

Shebaz was elected as Pakistan’s 23rd Prime Minister on 11 April after his predecessor Imran Khan was sacked in a vote of no confidence on 9 April.

The UK’s top commissioner congratulates the UK government on his first appointment with the new head of government today and wishes the UK government good health.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Shehbaz expressed appreciation for the work the UK has done to promote education, health and other social sectors in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Turner thanked the prime minister and said he would like to work closely with Pakistan to deepen and expand bilateral cooperation.

On Tuesday, UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem al-Jabbi congratulated the prime minister and reaffirmed the Gulf’s aspirations to further strengthen bilateral relations with Pakistan.

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken congratulated Shehbaz on her election as prime minister last week and pledged to continue long-standing cooperation with the Pakistani government.

“The United States sees a strong, prosperous and democratic Pakistan as essential to the interests of both countries,” he said.