APP74-31 LONDON: August 31 - H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK shaking hand with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at his office. APP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 31 (APP): Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK,
Syed Ibne Abbas called on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at his
office, City Hall on Wednesday.
According to a message received here, welcoming the High
Commissioner at his office, the Mayor of London stated that
the connection between London and Pakistan is as strong as ever.
He said London benefits from Pakistan and Pakistan benefits from
London. Sadiq Khan particularly recognised the positive contribution
of the Pakistani diaspora in strengthening relations between
the two countries.
The two sides discussed broad areas of cooperation between
London and Pakistan including business, investment, culture,
sports and education. The High Commissioner gave an overview of
the economic turnaround in Pakistan and the opportunities offered
by the game changer China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Mayor shared with the High Commissioner his plans to make
London an open and attractive destination for businesses,
tourists and students. The High Commissioner appreciated his
initiatives as Mayor of London.
Speaking about the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan,
the Mayor of London appreciated the celebrations organised by
the High Commission and specifically mentioned the London buses
wrapped with the beautiful images of Pakistan as fantastic.
The meeting ended with an understanding to step up efforts
to further promote business, investment, culture and sports ties.
Both sides expressed satisfaction over the level of engagement
between the office of the Mayor of London and the High Commission for Pakistan.