President Zardari for strengthening economic and cultural ties with Turkiye

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has called for further enhancing bilateral cooperation with Turkiye in the areas of trade, economy, education and culture.

Talking to the Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan, Dr Mehmet Pacaci, who called on President Zardari at  Aiwan-e-Sadr, President said that the people of Pakistan and Turkiye had historic and long-standing ties, adding that the two nations had always supported and stood by each other in difficult times.

He said that Turkish companies should benefit from the investment-friendly policies of the country and invest through the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

The President said that Pakistan could benefit from the Turkish development experience, especially in the area of infrastructure development.

He suggested undertaking a joint feasibility study to establish a railway connection between the two brotherly countries in order to promote regional connectivity.

The President also underlined the need for increasing educational and cultural exchanges to further promote people-to-people contacts. He said that Pakistan looked forward to welcoming Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the 7th High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council session in Pakistan.

The President also expressed his gratitude for President Erdogan’s congratulatory messages on his election as President of Pakistan as well as at the beginning of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak. He also conveyed his warm greetings and sentiments for the future success of the President of Turkiye.



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