Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a joint press conference in Islamabad today (Friday).
President Erdogan while addressing the joint press conference said, “I consider Pakistan as my second home,” adding that he had the pleasure of visiting Pakistan after three years.
“I am thankful to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the authorities for the superior hospitality extended to the Turkish delegation,” President Erdogan said.
Commenting on 13 MoUs, the Turkish President said, “The mere fact that we have signed 13 agreements between the two countries is the most important indicator of how important relations between the two countries are.”
“The strategic economic framework and its next action plan are almost ready as it is the roadmap for how we can deepen our economic relations,” he added.
The Turkey President assured the support of Turkey to Pakistan in the fields of transportation, energy, tourism, healthcare, education, and law enforcement.
Referring to recent earthquake in Turkey, he said that support messages from Pakistanis for the victims of the earthquake in Elazig city of Turkey are an example that shows the affection between the people of the two countries.
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Addressing the joint press conference, PM Imran said that people of Pakistanis greatly liked President Erdogan’s speech earlier at Parliament.
PM Imran said that if Erdogan fought election from Pakistan he would do a clean sweep.
The premier thanked Turkey President for his stance against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and said that Kashmir is a disputed territory according to United Nations resolutions.
Commenting on MoUs signed by both the countries, PM Imran said that the Pakistan-Turkey trade relationship will see a new era with today’s signing of MoUs for strategic economic cooperation.
PM Khan said that Pakistan backs Turkey regarding its issues with terrorism emanating from the Syrian border.
“Turkey has also supported Pakistan on the matter of Financial Action task Force (FATF),” PM Imran said, adding that both countries stand together when it comes to strategic international issues.