After having a fruitful meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in London, Humza Yousaf, the first First Minister of Scotland of Pakistani descent, has announced his intention to travel to Pakistan. Yousaf thanked the Pakistani Prime Minister for the gracious welcome he gave him.
In order to represent Pakistan at King Charles III’s coronation, Sharif traveled to London. He also had a meeting with Yousaf, the first Muslim and British Pakistani to be chosen as the leader of the Scottish government by the Scottish Parliament, who made history during his visit.
Yousaf, who takes pride in being the first Scottish First Minister of Pakistan, talked with Sharif about various strategies for enhancing the relationship between Scotland and Pakistan in areas like trade, investment, education, and climate change.
Despite the fact that a specific date has not yet been set, Yousaf acknowledged the strong ties that exist between the two nations and announced that he will be traveling to Pakistan at Prime Minister Sharif’s personal invitation.
Following his meeting with Yousaf, Prime Minister Sharif made plans for an investment conference to promote cooperation between the two countries in a variety of areas, such as trade, investment, education, water management, wind, and solar technology. The United Kingdom’s constituent country of Scotland and Pakistan have increased their cooperation in recent years, and the Prime Minister praised Yousaf for his youth and strength.
Yousaf sees fostering relations with Pakistan as both a governmental duty and a personal commitment given that about 80,000 members of the Pakistani diaspora significantly contribute to Scotland’s growth and progress. He expressed interest in seeing this number rise, noting a 150% increase in the number of students arriving in Scotland.
Yousaf clarified that his conversations with Prime Minister Sharif were about government-to-government issues rather than the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan.