London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan

08 Декабря, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • The London mayor reaches Lahore through Wahga border along with his 16-member delegation

The week-long visit aims to promote London and strengthen commercial and cultural ties with Indian and Pakistani cities.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Thursday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM House.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks at a business reception in the grounds of the British High Commission in Islamabad during a visit to Islamabad in Pakistan. He arrived in Lahore on Wedesday from Wagah border and met with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Earlier Sadiq Khan was earlier in India for around three days where he held meetings with government officials, members of the civil society and entertainment industry.

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PM Abbasi said Pakistan gives great importance to its close and cooperative relations with the United Kingdom especially in trade and investment.

The objective of the Mayor's visit is to forge closer ties with the Pakistani business community and focus on meeting the young, up-and-coming generation who will play a key role in the ongoing development of the country.

Speaking at a dinner reception given by the mayor of Lahore, Mr Khan said he was impressed by the hospitality of the people of Lahore. "I am happy to know that Pakistan's economy is growing", he said, while thanking the mayor for according him a warm welcome. "It is the heart of Pakistan and is certainly the hub of Pakistani culture", Khan is quoted to have said.

The mayor was born and raised in Tooting, South London.

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