Pakistan and United Kingdom agreed to continue cooperation against terrorism and organized crimes.
The understanding to this effect was reached at a meeting between Prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and British National Security Adviser Mark Lyall Grant in London.
Sartaj Aziz appreciated Britain’s cooperation to Pakistan in countering terrorism.
He briefed Grant about successes as a result of operation Zarb-e-Azab.
He also briefed the British NSA about Pakistan’s policy for having peaceful relation with neighbors.
Grant commended Pakistan efforts against extremism and assured Sartaj Aziz complete cooperation for the capacity building of law enforcement agencies of Pakistan.
He said the United Kingdom is ready to play a meaningful role in Pakistan-India relations for regional security.
Grant also appreciated Pakistan’s role in maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Sartaj Aziz also held meeting with the chief executive officer of the British council.
Addressing a ceremony in London, Sartaj Aziz said economic revival and sustainable economic development are corner stone of Pakistan’ foreign policy.
He said the government reframed the foreign policy on four basic points.
The adviser said strong relations with China indicate growing importance of Pakistan.
He said increasing relations with Russia reflects Pakistan’s regional significance.
Sartaj Aziz said growing activities of RAW in Pakistan and increasing violations of ceasefire along the line of control are matters of grave concern of Islamabad.