Pakistan on priority list for new UK government

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London, May 28: Pakistan will be on the top priority of the new UK government foreign policy, said the new British foreign secretary William Hague. He also added that he will visit Islamabad in the next few weeks, reports Times of India.

The new British foreign secretary was asked at his first press conference about the plans of UK government to sort out differences between India and Pakistan to which he replied, "It will not be our approach to lecture other countries on how they should conduct their bilateral relations and we won't tell India and Pakistan how to conduct their bilateral relations,".

Though he assured that he would discuss the Indo-Pak ties with Pakistani leaders during his trip to Islamabad. During a debate on foreign affairs in the House of Commons on Wednesday May 26, David Miliband, Labour Party's former foreign secretary, asked Hague to engage with Pakistan as 75% of terror threats to Britain were originated from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region.


Hague had said previously to the Indian Prime Minister Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani that he welcomes the recent developments of improved relations. Such movements help to resurrect the relationships and cement the future peace of the world, he said during the meeting with them in Bhutan.

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