PM Shehbaz, Turkish president pledge to bolster bilateral ties

Both leaders held a warm telephone conversation, exchanging greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Eid ul Adha

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PM Pakistan and PM Turkiye talked on phone and exchanged greetings on Eid ul Adha. PHOTO: APP


Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including trade, investment, defense, and tourism.

They celebrated the strong bonds of friendship and brother-hood between Pakistan and Turkiye that were deeply rooted in shared values, history, and cultural affinities.

Both leaders held a warm and cordial telephone conversation, exchanging greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Eid ul Adha, said the PM office media wing in a press release.

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Prime Minister Sharif and President Erdogan also discussed ways to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and beyond.

“They expressed serious concern about the current situation in Palestine while urging the international community to redouble peace efforts to end the suffereings of the innocent Palestinians. Both leaders agreed to continue working together to address common challenges and to support each other’s core national interests,” the press statement further added.

The warm conversation between the two leaders was a testament to the strong and enduring relationship between Pakistan and Turkiye, and their commitment to continuing their close cooperation in the days ahead.

To this end, the prime minister reiterated his cordial invitation to President Erdogan to undertake an official visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience to convene the 7th session of the High Level Strategic Consultative Council (HLSCC).


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