Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif begins a three-day visit to Turkey tomorrow

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif (left) and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Photo courtesy of Anadolu

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will begin his third foreign visit to Turkey on May 31 (tomorrow) after taking power last month, Geo News reported Monday.

The Prime Minister is visiting Turkey at the invitation of President Tayyip Erdogan.

According to the details, a high-level delegation will accompany the Prime Minister during the tour during which talks will be held to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and improve trade and investment opportunities.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after taking office on April 11.

It is pertinent to note that the latest interaction between the leaders of the two countries came when the Turkish President called the Pakistani Prime Minister to congratulate him on his election as Prime Minister.

During the phone call, Erdoğan “wished that the election results would be beneficial for the friendly and brotherly people of Pakistan”, according to the communications directorate of the presidency.

Erdoğan said he was following developments in Pakistan closely, and Turkey is bound by deep-rooted history, friendship and brotherhood.

He also noted that Pakistan was not giving up on democracy and the rule of law, despite all the difficulties and obstacles. “Turkey is ready to support Pakistan in any way, as it has done so far.”


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