British Home Secretary Theresa May Arrives in Pakistan

Islamabad: The UK Home Secretary Theresa May arrived in Pakistan today, 24th November 2011.

The Home Secretary will be calling on senior ministers and other officials to take forward discussions held under the UK’s Enhanced Strategic Dialogue launched during the UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit in April this year.

Theresa May said:

“At the start of this my second visit to Pakistan as Home Secretary the ties between our countries feel stronger than ever. I also know that our close cooperation has never been more important.

“The lives of our citizens are connected through travel and trade, family and culture. There is constant and meaningful contact between our governments, institutions and civil society organisations as well. This is the bedrock of our partnership.

“We also share a powerful interest in fighting the extremism and terrorism that threatens people in both countries. Pakistan is on the front line and you have made tremendous sacrifices in striving for a more stable region and a world free from extremism and terrorism.

“I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the UK’s commitment to your fight against extremism. Just as our histories are woven together so too will be our future.

For more information, contact:
George Sherriff
Press Attaché
Sarah Cowley
Head of Press and Public Affairs
British High Commission
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 201 2000
Cell: +92300 500 5306
Website: http://ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk

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