ISLAMABAD - Highlighting commonality of interests and shared objectives of Pakistan and UK, President Asif Ali Zardari emphasised need to further strengthen institutional contacts and strategic and cooperative ties between the two countries. He was talking to UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee delegation that called on him at Presidency. Richard Ottaway, MP-FAC Chair, Sir John Stanley, Andrew Rosindell, Mike Grape, Frank Roy, David Watts, Rory Stewart, Adele Brown, Foreign Committee Specialists and others were part of the delegation while British High Commissioner Adam Thomson was also present during the meeting. According to Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar, Pak-UK bilateral relations, strategic dialogue, fight against militancy, situation in the region, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts for the flood affectees, trade access to EU for Pakistans goods, PDF moot and other related issues were discussed during the meeting. He said that the shared threat posed by the militancy and a common stance to neutralise this threat calls for greater cooperation. He said that Pakistan has been the worst victim of the scourge of militancy, which was not confined to one country alone. He said that Pakistani needs for capacity enhancement for effectively dealing with the threat of terrorism must be accorded priority by the international community and its friends. The President said that he looks forward to the visit of Prime Minister Cameron next month that would not only serve to strengthen the existing equation between the two countries but would also provide an opportunity to discuss issues of mutual and shared concerns. The President also emphasised the need for streamlining the issuance of visas to Pakistani businessmen, students and other travellers and to address the concerns about the issues involved. The delegation members thanked the President for meeting and assured that UK would continue its support of the democratic dispensation in Pakistan. Richard Ottaway, MP-FAC Chair, underscored the need for both the countries to work more closely and acknowledged great sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war against militants.