In a statement issued, it was announced that a contingent of the Pakistan Armed Forces has arrived in Britain to participate in the coronation parade of the British Monarch.
The contingent, consisting of 10 members, has reached the Army Training Centre Pirbright and has commenced rehearsals for the upcoming Coronation Parade, scheduled to take place over the weekend.
The participation of Pakistan forces in the parade is part of a larger gathering of military units from various countries around the world. The statement highlights that troops from South Asian nations will demonstrate their skills and join the grand parade.
Additionally, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will travel to the United Kingdom to witness the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. Alongside other heads of state, the Prime Minister will attend the coronation and participate in a gathering of Commonwealth leaders on May 5 in London. It is expected that he will hold separate meetings with world leaders attending the celebrations.
The statement issued by the Foreign Office emphasizes the longstanding relations between Pakistan and the UK, which are deeply rooted in the vibrant Pakistani-British community. The British monarch and the royal family are regarded as friends of Pakistan, and there is a shared desire to further strengthen the ties between the two nations.
After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II eight months ago, King Charles III is set to be formally crowned as the British monarch in a grand ceremony.