Turkish ambassador hosts reception on the eve of 98th anniversary of Founding Day

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PM Imran Khan, President Erdogan have unanimity of views on global issues, relations based on trustworthiness

Zubair Qureshi

Relations between Pakistan and Turkey have a history that goes back to the days even when Pakistan was not established, almost one hundred years ago and the Muslims of the then United India had stood for their Turkish brothers and sisters and showed solidarity and generosity when war was thrust upon them by the occupying forces.

Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry made these remarks as Chief Guest while addressing a reception hosted by Ambassador of Turkey Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul marking 98th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

The star-studded event was attended by the federal ministers including Ali Haider Zaidi, Chaudhry Ghulam Sarwar, lawmakers, diplomats and notable citizens of the twin cities.

Fawad said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan enjoyed close relationship based on trustworthiness, as both the leaders had a common vision to solve the problems facing the Muslim Ummah.

Ambassador of Poland, Maciej Pisarski, Head of the Mission Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Dilsad Senol, Ambassador of Vietnam Nguyen Tien Phong, Ambassador of Bulgaria and a few others were among those who were attending a diplomatic event for the first or the second time since they arrived in Islamabad on their new diplomatic assignment.

The Turkish ambassador also read out President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s message on the occasion extending greetings on the eve of the historic day.

Despite the difficult epidemic conditions, the Turkish nation has achieved successes in economy, domestic politics and foreign policy which are important signs and show the effectiveness of the Presidential Government System, as well as the strong infrastructure of our country, said the President’s message.

“We have been carrying on this momentum we have gained last year, also in 2021, by further strengthening it, thanks be to Allah, in all areas, starting with the economy, production and exports.

As the 100th anniversary of our Republic now clearly appears in the horizon, we will not allow any power, dirty scenario, insidious attack aiming to stumble Turkey, to deter us from our path,” the Turkish ambassador quoted President Erdogan.

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