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FM Qureshi, British Int’l Development Secretary exchange views on important matters

Pakistan and Britain have agreed to closely collaborate to achieve prosperity at the grass-root level through social sector development, capacity building and security assistance.
This was agreed during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and United Kingdom Department for International Development Secretary Rory Steward in Landon.
Pakistan High Commission in a statement said both leaders reviewed the UK’s development assistance to Pakistan in health, education and capacity building in other areas of priority under the institutional framework of Enhanced Strategic Dialogue.                        
They undertook to further explore and identify new areas that could help in poverty alleviation and uplifting of low-income groups.
Earlier, talking to media alongside Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, British Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt said his country has decided to increase export volume with Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said views were also exchanged on important matters, including various international issues and Afghan peace process.
He said detailed discussion was held on eradication of corruption, money laundering, choking of terrorists’ financial resources, and steps taken in light of Financial Action Task Force requirement.