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Pakistan paid highest price due to wars in Afghanistan

(London) Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif held a breakfast meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron here this morning.

Upon his arrival at the 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister was received by British Prime Minister David Cameron. During the meeting, bilateral relations, matters of mutual interest and the regional situation came under discussion.

Prime Minister appreciated UK’s assistance in Pakistan’s social sector development, particularly, in health and education. He invited British entrepreneurs investments in the energy sector of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan has suffered and sacrificed the most in the fight against terrorism and its efforts need to be recognised by the international community. The Prime Minister added that a stable, prosperous and democratic Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s best interest and said Pakistan looks forward to forging a co-operative relationship with the Afghan government of national unity.

Prime Minister Cameron appreciating Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism stated that “Pakistan has suffered more than any other country in fight against terrorism”, and assured of his government’s support to Pakistan in its efforts to root out the menace of terrorism.

Adviser to PM Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM Syed Tariq Fatemi and Pakistan High Commissioner to UK Syed Ibne Abbas were also present in the meeting.

Later, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also joined the two leaders. Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was also present on the occasion.

In the backdrop of the recently held London Conference on Afghanistan, regional situation with particular reference to Afghanistan was discussed and commitments made in the Conference were reiterated.

The leaders expressed their resolve to work together for a stable, prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan which would have a salutary impact on the entire region.

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