ISLAMABAD: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reached Islamabad Thursday morning on an official two-day visit.
The minister was welcomed at the Islamabad airport by Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry officials.
Boris Johnson arrived at the Foreign Office were he held talks with Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, following which he is scheduled to address a joint press conference.
“UK appreciates Pakistan’s extraordinary economic potential and exuberant youth population,” Boris Johnson was quoted as saying by FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria.
Boris Johnson also added that the UK understood Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and fully understood the situation.
The British Foreign Secretary will meet with Pakistan’s political leaders during his visit. He is also expected to meet with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali was in the UK earlier this month where he met with Boris Johnson. During the meeting the two ministers had reiterated their commitment to work hand in hand for promoting peace in the region and consolidating Pakistan-UK relations and taking them to a higher level.
Source: UK appreciates Pakistan’s extraordinary economic potential