Peshawar, Apr 20 : British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who is on a two day visit to Pakistan, said that his country wants a long-term partnership with Pakistan to end militancy in its tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
"Britain is going to be a partner for a long term. We are not here for a quick fix," Miliband told reporters.
"We are here for a long-term partnership with the country with whom we have very strong cultural, economic and political ties," he added,
Miliband said that the area was of significant concern for the UK for of its links with terrorist incidents in Britain.
"But there is no question that across the Afghan-Pakistan border it is an area that is of major interest to the United Kingdom because the origin of the significant amount of terrorism we face had links back to here," the Dawn quoted him, as saying.
"So we want to work very closely with the authorities here on security issues."