Turkish PM to visit Pakistan later in February

Published: February 7, 2015
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. PHOTO: AFP

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to embark on a two-day official trip to Islamabad later in February in what will be his first ever visit to Pakistan as premier.

During the visit, the Turkish premier is expected to hold meetings with the political and military leadership of Pakistan.

When asked for confirmation, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam confirmed the visit, but said that the dates will be are yet to be finalised.

However, sources said that Davutoglu, who has previously visited Pakistan when he served as Turkey’s foreign minister, is likely to arrive in Islamabad on February 16.

The Turkish premier will also lead his country in the Pakistan-Turkey strategic dialogue scheduled to be held in Islamabad on February 17.

Sources say Afghanistan and IS are expected to be discussed with Davutoglu. Talks on enhancing trade between the two countries are also on the cards with a delegation of Pakistani businessmen expected to call on him.

Both the countries have pledged to enhance cooperation in energy, trade, urban development, infrastructure and the housing sector. Lahore’s Metro Bus service was built in collaboration with Turkey.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • raider
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:00PM

    if turkish pm has to come pakistan in shrifs love, need not to come, personel relations never come true while states matters are concerned ,Recommend

  • Blithe
    Feb 8, 2015 - 1:48AM

    @raider:
    How petty minded are you???
    This a state to state visit – don’t interfere with your personal bias.

    Go to Bani Gala to IK’s palace to get your load off Recommend

  • raider
    Feb 8, 2015 - 7:42AM

    @Blithe:
    how petty minded you are, states are never run like this, this the first country in world who s’ ruler have personnel relations with others country, note Sharif duo reached in no time to sadia Arabia, give an example where two brother on executive posts attended funerals of rulers of other country, president had to attend the funerals to represent the federation, gulf states hedonistics come to Pakistan for entrainment, and commit offences they like, come to your senses, put thought to your comments, have i talked Imran khan in comments, you obsession with bani gala could be calculated , which has not been purchased with money of loot and plunderRecommend

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