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David Cameron congratulates Nawaz Sharif

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Last Updated: May 14, 2013, 09:36 IST

David Cameron congratulates Nawaz Sharif

The British Prime Minister agreed to work with Sharif to strengthen bilateral relationship.

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to congratulate him on his party's success in general elections. Cameron, who took time out of an official US tour to telephone Sharif, agreed to work with him to strengthen bilateral relationship.

"The Prime Minister spoke to Nawaz Sharif earlier today to congratulate him on his party's success in the recent Pakistani elections. They agreed that the strong bond between the UK and Pakistan was a huge asset and that they would work together to strengthen the relationship further," a Downing Street spokesperson said in London.

"The Prime Minister welcomed Nawaz Sharif's commitment to prioritise economic reforms. The two leaders also agreed on their shared commitment to the trilateral process and its importance in achieving peace in Afghanistan and the wider region," he added.

Pakistani PM-in-waiting Sharif, 63, who is set to return to office 14 years after he was ousted in a military coup, campaigned on a pro-business agenda and stocks in Karachi hit an all-time high on Monday on hopes he could revive the country's shattered economy.
first published:May 14, 2013, 09:36 IST
last updated:May 14, 2013, 09:36 IST