London: Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan in the autumn at the request of Britain's Foreign Office, Kensington Palace said on Saturday.
Further details will be provided in due course, their office said.
🇵🇰 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 29, 2019
Further details will be advised in due course. pic.twitter.com/z8M1hnpfWS
Pakistan's high commissioner in London welcomed the announcement.
"The upcoming Royal Visit is a reflection of the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its relations with Pakistan," said Mohammad Nafees Zakaria.
"The two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further," he said.
#RoyalVisit2Pakistan People of Pakistan cherish&fondly recall visits of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II to Pakistan during 1961 and 1997. Upcoming Royal visit reflects the importance UK attaches to Pakistan. Both countries enjoy historical links & wish to strengthen further.— Mohammad Nafees Zakaria (@ZakariaNafees) June 29, 2019