Diplomacy: Parliamentary team meets Turkey’s president

Published: November 15, 2013
SHARES
Email
Turkish President Abdullah Gul awards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Turkey's Order of The Republic during a ceremony in Ankara, on September 17, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Turkish President Abdullah Gul awards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Turkey's Order of The Republic during a ceremony in Ankara, on September 17, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: 

A high-level parliamentary delegation from Pakistan led by Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence & Defence Production Mushahid Hussain Syed, met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Thursday.

The Turkish president appreciated the smooth transfer of power from one elected government to another elected government as a result of recent elections in Pakistan. He said this is an indication that democracy has strengthened and Pakistan is moving in the right direction.

President Gul said both Pakistan and Turkey have similar problems and hoped that like Turkey, Pakistan will also overcome challenges it is facing today.

Gul said recent initiatives undertaken by the leaderships of Turkey and Pakistan in the economic field are yielding positive results.

Senator Mushahid Hussain said Turkey and Pakistan are joined together with deep and abiding bonds of friendship.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2013.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (3)

  • unbelievable
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:29PM

    Pakistan has a lot to learn from Turkey – they didn’t stop being Muslim when they separated religion from State and they didn’t stop being Muslim when they embraced the West. The transition wasn’t easy and it took leadership that wasn’t afraid of taking on the religious establishment and eventually taking on the military.

    Recommend

  • rasgullah
    Nov 16, 2013 - 5:58AM

    Looking at the direction which Turkey is taking, it will become another Pakistan in few decades.

    Recommend

  • Muslim Leaguer
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:43PM

    ET, Thank you for posting the original photo. Certain trolls of a political gang had doctored this photo by changing Abdullah Gul’s head with Obama giving the medal to Nawaz Sharif.
    The lying haters are caught red-handed in cheating the public. Truth prevails ultimately!

    Recommend

More in Pakistan