Asif discusses bilateral issues and Kashmir with Boris Johnson


LONDON: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif met Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM-2018) in London on Tuesday.
The two leaders reviewed progress in bilateral relations and reiterated commitment to further strengthening these ties by enhancing trade, promoting investment and creating greater opportunities for educational and cultural cooperation.
The Foreign Secretary said the UK greatly valued its partnership with Pakistan and was keen to further augment it. The two sides also discussed regional and global issues.
The Foreign Secretary particularly appreciated Pakistan’s counter-terrorism achievements and efforts to bring peace and security in the region.
It is learnt that the Foreign Minister briefed Secretary Johnson on the current state of Pakistan- India relations, situation in Jammu & Kashmir and ceasefire violations along the LOC and Working Boundary by the Indian side. The Foreign Minister invited Secretary Johnson to visit Pakistan for the next round of the Enhanced Strategic Dialogue (ESD) between the two countries, which the latter accepted.