ANKARA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Monday on a three-day visit to discuss wide-ranging issues with the Turkish leadership.
Turkish Minister for Urban Planning and Development Erdogan Bayraktar received him while senior political, civil and military officials of Turkey were also present at the airport.In his brief interaction with the Turkish officials at the airport, the Prime Minister referred to existing exemplary brotherhood between the people of Turkey and Pakistan. He said, “We came to Turkey with a large agenda for developmental cooperation, which we will discuss with the Turkish leadership.”
The Prime Minister said the cooperation between Turkey and Pakistan would reduce their international dependency.“I am looking towards enhanced cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy, infrastructure, education, and security”, he added.The Prime Minister said there was great potential for the two brotherly countries to learn from each other’s expertise.He said, “I am happy to notice the fast socio-economic development in Turkey, which it has achieved during the last two decades”.
He further said that his government had the same agenda for the people of Pakistan. Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, Minister of State for Privatization Engr. Khurrum Dastagir and Minister of State for Housing and Works Barrister Usman Ibrahim are also accompanying the Prime Minister.