Queen Elizabeth II congratulates Pakistan on 60 years of independence

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday congratulated Pakistan on the 60th anniversary of its independence from British rule.

The queen sent a personal message to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the Foreign Office said.

Brown sent a message to Pakistan's prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, saying the two countries' "history, values and hopes are, and will remain, permanently intertwined."

"I congratulate this great country, and send my best wishes from the British people," Brown said. "I celebrate the strength of the U.K.-Pakistan relationship."

["www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/14/europe/EU-GEN-Britan-Paki;]

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