Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training & National Heritage Shafqat Mahmood, leading a five-member delegation visited AK Party Headquarters in Ankara and met with AK Party Foreign Affairs Chairman Cevdet Yılmaz. Both sides discussed promoting brotherly ties between Pakistan and Turkey. Mahmood said Pakistan-Turkey relationship is deepening with each passing day under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Yilmaz showed satisfaction at the growing collaboration with Pakistan. He thanked Pakistan for its support during the failed July 2016 coup attempt. Pakistan delegation also visited various institutions in Ankara to observe technical education and vocational training facilities in Turkey and to share experience and expertise. The delegation visited Directorate General of Technical Education, followed by a visit to Altindag Iskitler Technical High School and Altindag Ataturk Technical High School Ankara. Mahmood was accompanied by Wajiha Akram, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Federal Education, Syed Javed Hassan, Chairman, NAVTTC, Dr Nasir Khan, Executive Director NAVTTC and Naeem Siddiqui, Director General, NAVTTC.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2019.