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United Kingdom committed to work with Pakistan for democracy, prosperity: Envoy.

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2011 (Frontier Star): British High Commissioner Adam Thomson has said that Britain has a deep commitment to work together with Pakistan as an equal partner to create conditions for greater democracy, security and prosperity in the two countries. This was stated by the British High Commissioner in a message on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queens 85th Birthday and of the Royal Wedding between Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. He said this month sees not only Her Majesty The Queens 85th Birthday but also the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. These two happy events mark the start of a tremendously exciting period for the UK and the Commonwealth, which the world will be watching and celebrating with us, he added. 2012 will be the Diamond Jubilee Year: the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIs reign. It will also be the 60th anniversary of when she became Head of the Commonwealth. In June next year, there will be celebrations across the Commonwealth to mark this anniversary. The High Commissioner said in July next year, London will host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - quite reasonably dubbed the Greatest Show on Earth. The Commonwealths two billion citizens will be cheering on their athletes at home. And many of them will visit London not only to experience the Games first-hand but also to enjoy the famous hospitality, energy and cultural and geographical diversity. Thomson said, We are also looking forward to Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014. During this period, we are confident that Britain will show why it is one of the most exciting places in the world to live, visit and work. And it will show why it is such an open, connected, dynamic and creative country, as it goes on successfully combining history and tradition with modernity and innovation -something that Her Majesty exemplifies, he added. He said the Queens Birthday is also an occasion to reflect on the close ties that bind the UK and Pakistan. These ties were forged by history. Pakistan came into being only shortly before Her Majesty became Queen and the enduring partnership between Pakistan and the UK has taken shape during her reign. It is a partnership that is set to become more and more important and vital. Thomson said Britain is involved in a wide range of activity that supports the people of Pakistan, helping to combine history and tradition with modernity and innovation. As Prime Minster, David Cameron said in his recent trip to Pakistan said: Every step of the way we in Britain will be on your side, investing in your future, helping you to grasp the difficult challenges, working with you. I want our relationship to be one of trust; mutual benefit; opportunity. One where we have together built an unbreakable partnership for the benefit of both our countries, our people and our world, he added.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Apr 29, 2011
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