United Kingdom and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to devise a comprehensive strategy to boost cooperation in business and trade, development, defense, health, education, culture and security. This was announced by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad. He also reiterated the importance of Pakistan in the Afghan reconciliation. Khar said that five areas of cooperation had been identified by the two sides and Islamabad would share working papers with London in order to move forward on each of them. She also thanked Britain for announcing €650mn worth of assistance for Pakistan’s education sector.