PM leaves 3day official visit to Turkey today


Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to pay three day visit to Turkey from September 16 where both the countries will sign several MoUs and agreements besides the highest state award to be conferred upon Pakistan’s premier.

According to a press release received here from Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara‚ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkey on the invitation of his Turkish counterpart.

During the visit‚ Prime Minister will meet Turkish President Abdullah Gul as well as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The two Prime Ministers will co-chair the third meeting of the High Level Cooperation Council HLCC in Ankara.

The HLCC provides a unique platform to give a long term strategic direction to bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries of Pakistan and Turkey.

In recognition of close and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkey‚ President of the Republic of Turkey will confer the award “Republic Order” Cumhuriyet Nisan in a special investiture ceremony upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In order to further enhance relations in all fields especially in the economic and commercial spheres‚ the two countries are likely to sign several agreements and MoUs.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit the site of an award winning low cost housing project in Ankara‚ built for disadvantaged sections of the society.

On September 18‚ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will proceed to Istanbul where he will address a Business Forum. He will also have separate meetings with leading Turkish CEOs and investors. Leading Pakistani businessmen are also expected to attend the Business Forum. They will also interact with their Turkish counterparts to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Turkey is likely to result in substantial Turkish partnership in the energy‚ low cost housing‚ infrastructure development‚ municipal services such as mass transit‚ etc.

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