ISLAMABAD: Prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan co-chaired the second meeting of High-Level Cooperation Council (HLCC) and agreed to boost bilateral relations in all sectors particularly energy, communication, trade and culture.
The meeting held at the Prime Minister House was joined by high-level delegations from Pakistan and Turkey, who worked out details to strengthen cooperation in diverse fields.
Gilani said Pakistan considers Turkey as its brotherly country and intends to seek cooperation in multiple areas.
The Turkish prime minister said his country was ready to expand the scope of its ties with Pakistan, with which it enjoys fraternal relations.
Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, Communication Minister Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan, Minister for National Heritage Samina Khalid Ghurki, Railways Minister Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nawabzada Malik Ammad Khan and Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Saleem Mandviwala were present at the meeting.
The first HLCC meeting was held in Turkey in December 2010, where Gilani represented the country.
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