Turkey assures unconditional support to Pakistan


Shahbaz Sharif calls on President Erdogan
Observer Report


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that they wanted to see Pakistan politically, economically as well as security-wise fully strengthened and Turkey will continue its unconditional cooperation with Pakistan.
The president said this during his meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif who called on President Erdogan in Istanbul on Friday.
President Erdogan said, “Your visit is a matter of delight and honor for me and I am really happy to meet with my brother again.”
He said that the projects initiated in collaboration with Turkey in the Punjab are vivacious symbols of Pak-Turk friendship. “Under your leadership, the journey of development and prosperity of the Punjab is commendable and the efforts of Pakistan government for the provision of energy as well as the eradication of terrorism are worthwhile.” The Turkish President also enquired about the health of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz and prayed that may Almighty Allah recover her soon.
Talking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that he was thankful to the Turkish government as well as the President for his warm welcome. “The people of Pakistan are proud of their friendship with Turkey”.
He said that the projects initiated in cooperation with Turkey in the Punjab province have helped to improve the quality of life of the common man. The Turkish leadership has set a unique example of public-service with their performance. He said, “We are especially thankful to Turkey for its cooperation in waste water treatment, transport and solar energy sectors.
Commerce Minister of Turkey Mr. Nihat Zeybekci also called on the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and discussed different matters of mutual interest including promotion of Pak-Turk relations and extension in bilateral trade cooperation.

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