President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day trip along with a high-level delegation of business leaders. Prime Minister Imran Khan personally received Tayyip Erdogan at the Noor Khan Airbase.
President Erdogan was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet members and senior government officials and leading Turkish corporation’s CEOs.
Turkish President held talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Dr. Arif Alvi, which was followed by a banquet in honor of the visiting dignitary and members of his delegation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish First Lady Emine Erdoğan accorded a warm welcome by President Alvi and his wife Samina Alvi as they arrived at the Aiwan-i-Sadr.
According to a press release issued by the Secretariat of the President, during his extensive talks, President Alvi expressed satisfaction with the level of multifaceted engagement between Pakistan and Turkey. The 6th session of the Pakistan-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) will further strengthen and broaden relations between Pak-Turkey. The HLSCC works as a joint cabinet meeting co-chaired by the two top leaders from both sides.
The two sides are expected to sign a number of agreements to strengthen their ties in different fields, particularly to cement trade and commercial ties.
Both Presidents exchanged views on regional and international issues, President Alvi informed Erdogan about “worsening human rights situation” in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir highlighting Pakistan’s efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. He stressed that the world community should help in both conflicts.
The two leaders also agreed that Pak-Turkey must continue to work closely to counter challenges facing the Ummah, including Islamophobia, the statement said.
The two Presidents underlined the special significance of the historic bilateral relationship between the two countries in diverse areas including political, economic, cultural, defense and people-to-people contacts.
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