Federal Minister for Planning, Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan and Turkiye are two countries but one nation. Turkiye supported Pakistan on every regional and international front and both the countries have deep-rooted historic, cultural and cordial bilateral relations with each other.
He said that during the recent horrific flood Turkiye’s help and support was unprecedented and unsolicited. The Minister paid warm gratitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his immediate support in the relief activities during the crisis. He was expressing these views on the closing ceremony of an International Conference on Celebrating 75th Years of Turkiye-Pakistan Relations at the National University of Modern Languages. Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Prof Dr. Mehmet Pacaci, Rector NUML Major General Muhammad Jaffar HI (M) (Retd), Pro-Rectors, Deans, Directors, HoDs, faculty members and a large number of students also attended the ceremony.
Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal while addressing the youth stressed the need of peace and harmony and advised them to keep away from internal polarization and the forces of propaganda. He said we must learn from Turkiye in this regard.
Rector NUML Major General Muhammad Jaffar HI (M) thanked the Hon’ble Chief Guest Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal for sparing time to attend the closing ceremony of the international conference. Rector also appreciated and thanked the efforts of Turkish ambassador and Department of Turkish Studies for arranging such an important conference on the bilateral relations of two brotherly nations.