Pak., U.K. to work closely with India

May 03, 2014 12:00 am | Updated 05:45 am IST - London:

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a joint statement on May 1 underscored the importance of “developing closer co-operation” with the new government that would be soon elected in India.

In a wide-ranging statement on developing bilateral relations, the two leaders laid out the blueprint for cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, culture and education, defence and security, and regional stability.

On his first official visit to the U.K. after assuming the reins of government in 2013, Mr. Sharif also met with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and other senior Ministers. He gave a keynote speech at the Pakistan Investment Centre.

A calendar of educational engagement for the next three years includes a commitment from the British Council to train one million teachers of English over the next five years in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces to upgrade English language teaching in Pakistan.

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