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    London talks: Nawaz, Cameron discuss Middle East situation

    Published: April 25, 2015
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    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (right) shakes hands with his British counterpart David Cameron (left) outside 10 Downing Street in London. PHOTO: PID

    Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday met with his British counterpart David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in London and discussed the emerging situation in the Middle East.

    During the meeting, the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation as well as regional and international situation, including the current situation in the Middle East.

    The two leaders expressed satisfaction that relations between the two countries had substantially strengthened in the recent years.

    They expressed the confidence that bilateral ties between the two countries would see further enhancement especially in the areas of trade and economy.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron, while acknowledging the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan, appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate extremism and terrorism from its soil and said that the United Kingdom would continue to assist and extend cooperation to Pakistan in this regard.

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also appreciated UK’s cooperation and assistance in the areas of security and counter-terrorism.

    Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi and Pakistan’s High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas accompanied the Prime Minister.

    The Prime Minister is currently in London at the invitation of the British Prime Minister.

    Prior to meeting his British counterpart, Nawaz Sharif also attended the Gallipoli commemoration event and laid a wreath at the war memorial along with the other world leaders.

    The ceremony was held to commemorate 100 years of the Gallipoli War is ongoing in London. Nawaz is representing Pakistan in the ceremony.

    Leaders from all around the world including Turkey and several Commonwealth countries will also be attending the ceremony. The Gallipoli War was fought from April 1915 to January 1916. During the war, about 45,000 European soldiers were killed.

    The premier arrived in London on Friday afternoon on a three-day visit following the invitation of his British counterpart



    This article originally appeared on Radio Pakistan.
     

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