The president of Pakistan has visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to meet schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban.
President Asif Ali Zardari described the 15-year-old as a 'credit' to their country.
The teenager is being treated at the hospital after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.
President Zardari met Malala and her family during a private meeting on Saturday.
In a statement the hospital said the president had been briefed by the medical director about the schoolgirl's progress and future treatment.
It said: "President Zardari, accompanied by his daughter Asifa Bhutto, met with clinicians who have been treating Malala since her admission to the hospital on October 15.
"They were brought up to date on the 15-year-old's medical progress and her future treatment plan by (the trust's) medical director, Dr Dave Rosser.
"President Zardari and Asifa Bhutto then had a short five-minute private meeting with Malala, her father Ziauddin and her brothers Khushal Khan and Atal Khan."
During the visit, the hospital added, the President had thanked staff for their outstanding care and had described Malala as a "remarkable girl and a credit to Pakistan".
Malala suffered gunshot wounds when she was targeted by the Taliban as she travelled home from school with two classmates in north-west Pakistan.
The teenager, who was attacked after promoting the education of girls and criticising Taliban militants, was hit just above her left eye by a bullet which grazed the edge of her brain.