Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said that Pakistan had made significant strides in the struggle against terrorism, through Operation Zarb-e-Azab which was in its final stages.

While speaking during a meeting with British Deputy Commander Op Resolute Support Lt. Gen. Sandy Storrie, Fatemi highlighted the continuous positive trajectory of Pakistan-UK bilateral relations. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries.

The SAPM hoped that the current constructive and close collaboration in bilateral defence and security matters would be strengthened in the coming years. He appreciated the UK’s assistance in counter-terrorism and reaffirmed commitment to working in partnership against shared threats.

The British Deputy Commander appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and assured continued support in this regard. Both sides exchanged views on regional security situation and ways to improve it.

The SAPM also extended warm felicitations for the nomination of Theresa May as the next leader of the conservative Party and as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. He expressed confidence that Pak-UK relations would be enhanced under her leadership.