Pakistan and the United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday have vowed to ‘enhance bilateral ties in the spheres of security and organized crime.’

The two countries said this during a telephonic talk between the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and UK Minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday.

The two sides also agreed to hold the 4th round of Pakistan-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue in the first quarter of 2019 in London. They also expressed satisfaction at the finalisation of protocol on the transfer of prisoners between Pakistan and UK, which would be signed shortly.

The foreign minister appreciated the expanded bilateral cooperation and stressed that the UK was an important trade and investment partner of Pakistan. He hoped that Brexit was to open new opportunities for trade and development between the two countries.