Nawaz meets Erdogan, thanks Turkey for supporting Pakistan

Published: May 22, 2012
PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif meets Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad on Tuesday. PHOTO: PPI

PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif meets Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad on Tuesday. PHOTO: PPI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif paid a courtesy call on the visiting Prime Minister of Turkey Tayyip Recep Erdogan in Islamabad on Tuesday.

During the meeting, the two leaders recalled their earlier meetings, both in Pakistan and in Turkey, which had enabled them to develop ties of friendship and mutual affection.

Sharif recalled his visit to Turkey in October 2011 on Erdogan’s invitation. According to Sharif, the visit had enabled him to gain an “invaluable understanding of the remarkable transformation that had taken place in Turkey, under the wise and sagacious leadership of Erdogan”.

The PML-N chief further complimented the Turkish prime minister on introducing far-reaching reforms that had strengthened the country’s economy, as well as the institutions of democracy.

Sharif also thanked Erdogan for Turkey’s support and assistance to Pakistan over the years and in particular, after the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods that had devastated large areas of Pakistan.

He added, “Turkey’s swift and generous assistance had left a deep imprint on the people of Pakistan and strengthened the bonds of friendship between them.”

The Turkish prime minister thanked Sharif for his “strong and abiding” friendship for his country, which he greatly valued. He reaffirmed Turkey’s ‘unflinching’ support to Pakistan.

Sharif was accompanied by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Leader of Opposition in Senate Ishaq Dar.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Uza Syed
    May 22, 2012 - 8:57PM

    And in what language did they discuss ——— so let’s not waste too much time pretending discussions, let’s just do what can be done best —-eat, eat and eat! Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 23, 2012 - 1:17AM

    The Turkish PM must have taught Sharif Brothers manhood and patriotism not running away with the money.


  • Ch Allah Daad
    May 23, 2012 - 3:39AM

    Sharif family is a very close friend of Turkish Prime Minister. Mr. Nawaz Sharif as our next Prime Minister will further strengthen these relations and use it for progress and prosperity of our nation.


  • subhani Jawhar
    Jun 29, 2012 - 11:56AM

    and did they discuss anything more than recalling their past meetings?Recommend

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