ISLAMABAD : The third round of Pakistan-UK bilateral consultations on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament was held here on Friday. The Pakistani side was led by Tasnim Aslam, Additional Secretary (United Nations & Economic Cooperation) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, while Sarah MacIntosh, Director for Defence and International Security, led the UK foreign and commonwealth office delegation. The talks were held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. The two sides reviewed developments in the areas of international arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.

 The delegations also discussed issues related to the maintenance of regional and strategic stability, as well as relevant areas of cooperation in the bilateral domain and multilateral fora. The two sides found the talks useful and agreed to hold the fourth meeting in London on a mutually convenient date.