ISLAMABAD (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Pakistan desired to fortify Pak-UK relationship based on mutual respect, trust and interest. The Enhanced Strategic Dialogue between the two countries facilitated structured interaction, the president said while talking to UK Home Secretary Theresa May, who called on him at the Presidency Friday He called for vigorously pursuing all the five strands of the dialogue to intensify mutual partnership, said Presidential Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar. The president said that the economic content of Pak-UK relationship was of fundamental importance and called for giving it focused attention. He said Pakistan has suffered heavily both in terms of human as well as economic terms in the fight against militancy. He said that military aspect was one part of the overall strategy to permanently defeat forces that bred militant mindset. The president stressed the need for providing economic opportunities to the people, especially the youth of the militancy-hit areas. He said that the West, especially Pakistans friends such as the UK, could help the country in securing greater market access and attracting more investments in the country. With more trade and economic activities, a win-win situation can be created, the president emphasised. Zardari that Pakistan was looking to Free Trade Agreement with the EU. He expressed the hope that UKs support would help the country qualify for the revised GSP Plus scheme. Such arrangement, the president said, would help Pakistan increase its exports, generate thousands of jobs and move towards economic stability necessary for combating militancy. He appreciated British assistance of 650 million pounds for the primary education terming it a timely initiative to help the country in the education sector. The president said that drug trafficking, as the source of militancy funding, was one of the major issue in the region and needed to be curbed. He said Pakistan has always desired peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan. Theresa May appreciated Pakistans contributions and the great sacrifices made in the war against militants. She said the UK would continue its support to Pakistani people in their fight against militancy. Separately, the UK home secretary met Narcotics Control Secretary Sohail Ahmad and discussed bilateral cooperation in curbing narcotics smuggling with him. She took part in a roundtable held at the ANF Academy and toured the facility. Theresa May said she was impressed by the levels of cooperation between the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the ANF.