Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif attended Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s swearing-in ceremony that took place in Ankara on Saturday.
PM Shehbaz attended the swearing-in ceremony along with Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and conveyed the heartiest felicitations to President Erdogan on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan on his re-election.
On this occasion Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif gifted Pakistani special mangoes to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and congratulated him on his victory in the elections.
“I have brought Pakistani mangoes for you — half of them for my brother [Erdogan] and the remaining half for my sister [Emine],” he told Erdogan and the first lady.
While smiling over PM Shehbaz’s comments, the Turkish president and his wife said they have an idea about the taste and sweetness of Pakistani mangoes.
Emine also thanked PM Shehbaz for the fruit. At the same time, Erdogan appreciated the premier for accepting his invitation and attending the oath-taking ceremony.
After heaving warm conversation with the Turkish president and his wife, the premier told them he was now leaving for Pakistan.
Thank you very much for your invitation; you shared your moment of happiness with us, PM Shehbaz Sharif said to the Turkish president.
It is to be pertinent that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visit the turkey on the invitation of re-elected Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to attend the inauguration ceremony of re-elected President in Ankara.
Remember that, 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.