Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is all set to embark on Turkey’s visit to attend the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Thursday confirms the news that, Premier will visit Ankara on 3rd June to attend the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President.
The Premier Sharif is paying the visit at the invitation of President Erdogan, who was re-elected to his office on 28th May 2023.
“The prime minister’s visit will be a reaffirmation of the deep-rooted fraternal ties between Pakistan and Turkiye,” Mumtaz Zahra Baloch at a weekly press briefing.
During his visit, the premier would convey warm felicitations on behalf of the Pakistani government and the people. Sharif would also extend an invitation to the Turkish president to attend the 7th Meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Islamabad.
Pakistan and Turkey hold historically close ties, as diplomatic relations between the two countries date back to 1947, when the South Asian nation gained independence from British rule.
The two sides supported each other on various regional and international platforms and hold a long history of defense collaboration. Economic ties between both sides saw significant growth.