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British Foreign Secretary reaches Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on his maiden visit to the country.

He was received by senior officials of Pakistan’s Foreign Office.

The British top diplomat will meet President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif during his two-day stay in Pakistan.

Johnson will hold meeting with the prime minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to discuss the steps to boost bilateral ties between Pakistan and the Britain.

The matters of mutual interest and the the overall regional situation will also be talked upon in the meeting, sources said.

British official had met Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in London and discussed the ways on how to work together on trade and security matters.

Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and “Leave” campaign figurehead in Britain’s EU referendum, was appointed foreign secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s government in July this year.



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