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Turkey ready to boost ties with Pakistan: FM

Mevlut Cavusoglu meets Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Turkish capital.

Mevlut Cavusoglu’s remarks came in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday evening.

They also reviewed matters related to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s ongoing visit to Turkey, Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

Sharif landed in Ankara on Tuesday on a three-day trip, his first visit to Turkey since taking office last month.

He is scheduled to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, which will be followed by a joint press conference.


“The visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan is aimed at enhancing cooperation with Turkey in diverse fields including trade, investment, health, education, and technology sectors,” the premier’s office tweeted.

Sharif’s visit coincides with the 75 years of diplomatic relations between Islamabad and Ankara.

The Pakistani prime minister will also meet with Turkish investors and attend the Pakistan-Turkey Business Forum event during his stay in Turkey.

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Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, in a statement, said the prime minister “will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including Ministers, SAPMs, and senior officials.”

“A business delegation from Pakistan comprising representatives of leading companies across various sectors will travel separately to Turkey to participate in the business engagements,” the statement added.

“The Turkish Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Health would call on the Prime Minister during the visit,” the statement said.

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The statement also hailed that the relationship between Pakistan and Turkey is underpinned by structured institutional mechanisms.

Anadolu with additional input by GVS News Desk