LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday met with British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday during his London stopover on the way to New York to attend the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting at 10 Downing Street, both leaders expressed satisfaction on the overall trajectory of the bilateral relations between the two sides and discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation in various areas of mutual interest, a private TV channel reported.

PM Nawaz stated that Pakistan and UK enjoy close and cordial relations in diverse fields including trade, commerce, education, security and defence. He also highlighted that the presence of a large Pakistani diaspora in the UK acted as a bridge between the two countries. The two leaders also exchanged views on issues of global and regional importance, including the situation in Afghanistan as well as the recent violation across the Line of Control (LoC) by India.

PM Nawaz reiterated Pakistan’s desire to have good relations with all its neighbours in line with his vision. He also highlighted Pakistan’s important role and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. British PM Cameron welcomed Pakistan’s policies for a peaceful neighbourhood and appreciated Pakistan’s role in the fight against militancy and terrorism. Cameron was assisted by his National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, while PM Nawaz was accompanied by his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi.