British Prime Minister Cameron Sunday said Britain will work in partnership with Pakistan for developing strategy on counter terrorism.

 

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, after their official talks in Islamabad, David Cameron paid tribute to the people of Pakistan for their sacrifices in the fights against terrorism.

 

“The UK will provide more equipment to tackle the scourge of improvised explosive devices. We will also support Pakistan in improving the security of its infrastructure‚ including safeguarding sporting events,” he said.

 

In a joint statement the two Prime Ministers expressed commitment to intensive co-operation as equals towards greater progress and prosperity. They also agreed to find new ways to make the close and cooperative friendship beneficial for the people of the two countries.

 

The British Prime Minister pledged to increase bilateral trade to £3billion pounds by 2015.

 

The two sides agreed to courage strong participation for investment in the energy sector.

 

The UK will continue to play its leading role in the international community to support Pakistan to enhance economic growth‚ including through increased market access to the European Union. Under the framework of the Enhanced Strategic Dialogue the two governments will continue their regular dialogue on economic reform.

 

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also apprised Prime Minister Cameron of the ongoing Pakistan-India Peace process.

 

They underscored the importance of peace‚ stability and security in Afghanistan and reaffirmed their support for an Afghan-led and Afghan- owned reconciliation process.

 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepted an invitation to visit the UK to carry forward the process of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.

 

Talking to the leaders of Pakistan business community in Islamabad‚ British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country wants to expand trade and commercial relations with Pakistan through increasing bilateral relations.

 

He said his country will fully support Pakistan to get GSP Plus status‚ which will help give new boost to its trade with the European Union.

 

David Cameron said there are enormous investment opportunities for Pakistani investors in Britain.

 

Leaders of the Business community discussed ways to promote trade and investment between the two countries.

 

Nawaz Sharif informed Prime Minister Cameron about his ambitious plans to enhance growth‚ create jobs and reduce poverty to create a brighter future for the people of Pakistan.

 

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