islamabad - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan yesterday said that Pakistan wanted to open channels of communication and cooperation with the incoming British government at the earliest.

The minister expressed his views during a meeting with British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew here on Thursday.

“The two countries enjoy multi-faceted and multi-pronged cooperation in political, economic, strategic and defence fields,” the interior minister was quoted as saying by the spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

Ch Nisar pointed out it is imperative that closer coordination and interaction take these relations to a new level.

“Our government enjoyed an extra ordinary rapport with former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government on major regional and global issues,” noted the minister and added: “We consider Prime Minister Cameron a great friend and partner of Pakistan during his term of office.” The minister said that Pakistan eyes continuation in relations adding: “We intend having close coordination and cooperation with Ms. Theresa May’s government with whom I have a close working relationship during her tenure in office of Home Secretary.

He said enhancing ties at all levels specifically at the ministerial level between the two countries would further strengthen the relations between Pakistan and UK.