Prime Minister attends Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
ISLAMABAD, May 06 (NNI): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
represented Pakistan at the Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty King
Charles III in London on Saturday.
The Coronation is the first occasion in 70 years that a British monarch
has been anointed. Earlier, his mother, late Queen Elizabeth II had
ascended the throne in 1953.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif representing Pakistan on the occasion,
conveyed best wishes on behalf of the Government and the people of
Pakistan to the King.
Earlier, on 5 May 2023, the Prime Minister attended a gathering of
Commonwealth leaders at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.
Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister noted that the accession of
the new King, who is also head of the Commonwealth, opened new vistas
and fresh avenues for the multilateral forum and was an opportune moment
to infuse the organisation with even greater energy and sense of
The Prime Minister underscored the significance of Pakistan-Commonwealth
partnership, particularly on youth empowerment and youth engagement.
On the sidelines, the Prime Minister interacted with Prime Minister
Rishi Sunak of the UK and Secretary General Commonwealth Patricia
Scotland and other leaders attending the festivities.
The Prime Minister will meet the First Minister of Scotland, Mr. Humza
Yousaf, tomorrow. Mr Hamza who was recently elected by the Scottish
Parliament to head the devolved Scottish government, is the first Muslim
and first British Pakistani to do so.
Pakistan and the UK enjoy a deep and enduring friendship grounded in
historic affinities and abiding people to people linkages.
The Prime Minister’s participation at the Coronation underscores the
multifaceted ties that exist between the two friendly countries and the
Royal family’s longstanding association with Pakistan and its people.