UK’s May felicitates PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The British Prime Minister in a letter to Prime Minister Abbasi said “the UK is, and will remain, a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. We have deep ties as national, strong people to people links, and a shared history and future.”

Theresa May said she looks forward to working with him to further deepen the bilateral historic relationship, and “to build a secure, stable, and prosperous Pakistan.”

She said during her times as Home Secretary and now as Prime Minister “I had the privilege of working with your colleagues and predecessor to strengthen our bilateral relationship and to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual importance.”

“I continue to attach great importance to our relationship and the work we do together”, the British Prime Minister said.

Theresa May said this year was an especially important time to celebrate those ties. “As your country celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate 70 years of our bilateral relationship. Our Commission in Islamabad and the Foreign Office in London have arranged a series of events in the UK and Pakistan to mark this special occasion, which have my full supports”. –

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