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Prime Minister Shahbaz, President Erdogan resolve establish bilateral relations with new Heights – Pakistan

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on On Wednesday, they reaffirmed their promise to develop bilateral ties between the two countries. countries to new heights with resumption of cooperation in various fields.

Speech at a joint press conference in In Ankara, after the meeting, Prime Minister Shahbaz stated that the relationship between the two countries was “embedded deep into history and are shaped by common goals. “These connections are timeless and continue from generation to generation,” he said. added.

He said two countries celebrated the 75th anniversary of creation of their diplomatic ties are year.

prime minister said he had “heartfelt and very productive discussions” with President Erdogan.

He added two countries practiced at a high level, which was “instrumental” in study and building their common goals.

Shehbaz said both sides are looking forward to holding the seventh High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council, the main platform at the leadership level. in Islamabad in September

The prime minister spoke about the visit of Turk business delegation to Pakistan will give additional impetus trade and investment cooperation and decided to make the visit very fruitful and result oriented.

He said Turkey made exponential progress” in field of hydropower and renewable energy production, and Pakistan was “passionate” for this is support and cooperation in terms of profitable investment by Turkish companies that will provide energy cost.

Referring to launch of ship type MILGEM PNS Badar in Karachi on May 20, jointly built by Pakistan and Turkey, prime minister said it was “a prime example of excellent cooperation” between the two countries in defense sector.

He said that Pakistan and Turkey would explore further joint ventures. in defense sector.

Prime Minister Shehbaz said both countries were “natural partners” as the two countries stood with each other in times of need as well as over main interests.

He said people of Pakistan “deeply appreciated” the determination of the Turkish leadership support over Kashmir issue.

Praise of the Unwavering support of Turkey, he said the Kashmiris were struggling for their legal right and were subjected to the atrocities of the Indians for over seven decades.

prime minister also cited the Indian government’s demographic attempts changes in occupied Kashmir.

He reiterated that Pakistan “will not give up its quest for world”, but it was convinced that the world in South Asia was possible if old Kashmir issue was decided in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council and in line with wishes of Kashmiri people.

prime minister confirmed support to Turkey over Northern Cyprus and decided that Pakistan is worth with Turkey in this is fight against terrorism. “Enemies of Turkey enemies of Pakistan,” he said.

Prime Minister Shehbaz said both countries worked for decades for their common goals of peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

prime minister said he was “stunned with love and affection”, which he and his delegation received from government and from every citizen of Turkey.

“The same reflection of Love is also every Pakistani reciprocates,” he said.

Referring to the close relationship between people of two countries Shahbaz said that Turkey like a “second home”to him as cordial feelings and strong relations between people was deeply rooted in them common culture, history and religion.

Meanwhile, President Erdogan said the parties discussed regional and international questions in Details during the meeting.

“We also confirmed to scale up of bilateral relations,” he said. President Erdogan decided that the close friendship and cooperation between the two countries will be further strengthened.

Two leaders also witnessed the signing of various agreements and memorandums of understanding for enhanced cooperation in diverse areas of mutual interests.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Minister for Trade and Investment Syed Navid Qamar and Turkish Ministers for trade and transport signed documents on on behalf of of their respective governments.


Memorandums of Understanding signed:

  • Memorandum of Mutual understanding between the Turkish President of
    Strategy and Budget and Public-Private Partnerships Authority of Pakistan
  • Government Knowledge Sharing Framework of
    Turkey and government of Pakistan
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Road construction between the Ministry of Turkey of Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Pakistan of Communications
  • Joint Ministerial Statement on Development of bilateral trade and economic relations between Turkey and Pakistan
  • Protocol on technical cooperation between the Ministry of Turkey of
    Treasury and Finance and Ministry of Pakistan of Finance
  • Cooperation protocol on Debt management between the Ministry of Turkey
    of Treasury and Finance and Ministry of Pakistan of Economic issues
  • Memorandum of Mutual understanding between Turkish Ministry of
    Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change and Naya Housing and Development Authority of Pakistan on cooperation in field of Frame

Earlier, Erdogan received Prime Minister Shehbaz at the Presidential Complex. National anthems of both countries have been played and prime minister inspected the guard of honor together with the president.

Before that, the prime minister visited the mausoleum of Turkey first President and founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and laid a wreath there.

prime minister is currently on three-day official visit to Turkey.

He is accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes Foreign Minister Bilawal, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister for Chaudhry Investment Council Salik Hussain and special assistants prime minister Tariq Fatemi and Fahd Hussein.

“Pakistan wants to increase trade ties

Previously in day Prime Minister Shehbaz said that Pakistan is “sincere and serious” wanted to enhance bilateral, trade and cultural ties with Turkey like him made happening for Turkish business community invest in Pakistan.

“Suffice it to say that we are here to convey this message to our Turkish brothers and sisters, President Tayyip Erdogan and his team, and in Turkish business community that we are sincere and serious want to work with you,” said Prime Minister Shehbaz, speaking at the Turkish-Pakistani Business Council.

He stated that it is important transform fraternal relationship between the two countries promoting trade, investment and cultural ties. He left on say that although countries do not speak the same language, nations come from the same culture and have common history.

“We were partners and supported each other no matter what,” he said, adding that he received “hundreds of of businessmen” from 2008 to 2018.

“Your active participation in investments in Pakistan is highly regarded. And above all your participation in humanitarian projects in Pakistan is very famous.”

He added: “Today we’re here to get serious with you because you are very serious business peopleand your achievements are outstanding and a shining example for all of us.”

He named for two countries cooperate and collaborate in various sectors, including automobile industry, agriculture, textiles and alternative energy.

“I’m here today with my great team to convey this message to you in no certain terms absolutely loud and clear that we welcome you with both weapons to come and invest in Pakistan, promotion trade,” he said.

The premier said Pakistan’s population is mostly very young, pointing to “massive opportunities that have gone untapped.”

“I requested trade minister, before we end this meeting, we must sign letter of intention that through our tireless efforts, we will achieve a bilateral trade of $5 billion in two years ahead. [It is] difficult, but not impossible,” he said.

Turkish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister discussed bilateral relations

Meanwhile, a high-ranking Turkish delegation led by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Prime Minister Shehbaz formerly in day. FM Bilawal and other members of the Pakistani delegation was also gift on happening.

The parties discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey. Radio Pakistan reported.

Meeting also discussed promotion of cooperation in various fields, especially trade investment, education, communication and culture.

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