Islamabad. Jane Marriott, the newly appointed British High Commissioner, has arrived in Islamabad to assume her duties as the first woman to hold the much sought-after position.
She succeeded Christian Turner and is happy to be in the South Asian nation.
The 47-year-old Marriot will take over at a pivotal time for two nations as Pakistan receives a major increase in British funding with the goal of enhancing climate resilience and lowering humanitarian concerns.
She said in a statement that Pakistan is a nation that is very important to London and has a long history with the city. We have a unique and enduring particular link, she continued, with over 1.6 million people of Pakistani descent making up every aspect of British life.
According to Jane, the affinity between the two sides is a result of their common culture, history, and morals as well as strong inter-group relationships, expanding commerce, and a revitalized development collaboration. I’ll put forth a lot of effort to keep growing these.
In a statement, she added, “I have a particular interest in ensuring the bilateral relationship between our countries is a green, sustainable one as the climate emergency poses a growing threat to health and livelihoods across the globe.”
For the readers’ knowledge, Jane began working for the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the UK Government around twenty years ago. She previously held the positions of British Ambassador to Yemen and British High Commissioner to Kenya during her illustrious career.
In addition to leading the UK’s Joint International Counter Terrorism Unit, Jane has previously held posts in the United States, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan.