Transport deal with Turkey to come into force this year

PM arrives in Ankara to attend 5th session of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council

Aamir Ilyas Rana February 22, 2017
PM Nawaz and his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz are escorted by the Turkish children who presented them bouquets upon arrival in Ankara. PHOTO: INP

ANKARA: A bilateral road transport agreement signed between Pakistan and Turkey in 2003 is likely to become operational this year, it was decided on Wednesday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Ankara for a three-day visit.

The second meeting of Pakistan-Turkey joint commission on transit system was held under the framework of bilateral road transport agreement between Pakistan and Turkey signed in June 15, 2003.

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Turkey will be assisting for the road infrastructure project while Turk bank will finance for the 147 kilometre Quetta-Taftan road.

An optic fibre will be laid connecting Pakistan, Iran and Turkey with China.

Both sides discussed various issues of mutual interest for strengthening bilateral relations in the fields of roads and transit system.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the fifth session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

The premier, who was received at the airport by Turkish sports minister, is accompanied by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, among others.

PM Nawaz will co-chair the meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim; a number of other agreements are also expected to be signed. He will also meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The PM will also visit Turkish parliament, where he will pay homage to those who laid their lives in defence of democracy following the 2016 failed coup.


Erdogan hosts dinner for PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a family dinner in honour of the prime minister.

Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan and Begum Kalsoom Nawaz also joined their spouses at the dinner, held at the residence of Turkish President.



Jamil Chaudri | 7 years ago | Reply Relationship with Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran are of foremost importance for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This is the only way, these three countries can escape the traps laid by so called democracies to advance their anti-Islamic values.
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