Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan considers United Kingdom a close friend and a genuine development partner.

He stated this while talking to British Senior Minister of State at Foreign & commonwealth Office Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who called him at the Prime Minister House on Thursday.

The prime minister lauded the role played by Baroness Warsi for her efforts towards Muslim causes and her initiatives of strengthening the link of Pakistani diaspora in the UK.

Highlighting the importance of Pakistan UK relations, the prime minister said that visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron as the first head of government after the general elections is a testimony to the special relationship and there exists a coordinated approach to various bilateral, regional and international issues.

Baroness Warsi apprised the prime minister regarding progress made on Pakistan-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue, Trade Investment Roadmap and support provided by UK Department for International Development (DFID) for various projects in Pakistan.