Dr. Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, asserted that bilateral trade with Pakistan would more than double by 2025, and on this subject, the two governments were close to reaching an agreement.
The UK is Pakistan’s third-largest global trading partner, with exports reaching $2.1 billion at the end of the previous fiscal year, according to the British High Commissioner at Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday ceremony on Sunday. He said Pakistan is a valuable trade and economic companion of the United Kingdom, and the two countries have had a strong partnership and relationship ever since. The commissioner has expressed confidence that Pakistan’s exports to the UK will double by 2025.
In the statement, he also added that the UK Embassy in Pakistan has always been willing to help with visa requirements and other immigration problems and that they have granted a record number of visas to Pakistanis the previous year. The visa process is still being streamlined for the business community and other stakeholders, which will further deepen bilateral trade relations and people-to-people connections, he continued.
“Over half of Pakistan’s total population consists of youngsters, which is unparalleled in the world, adding that such a majority of youth had tremendous potential for Pakistan and would play a significant role in the local and global economy in the long term”, he added.
He expressed optimism and stated that the two countries’ economic and diplomatic ties have spanned 74 years, with the friendship becoming better and much more productive with each passing year before and will continue to do so.
British High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner concluded his statement by saying that the United Kingdom would provide Pakistan with total support and cooperation in schooling and other youth-related fields. The qualified and experienced youngsters would play an active role in Pakistan’s economic growth and the bolstering of Bilateral ties particularly, investment and trade cooperation between the UK and Pakistan.