PESHAWAR: Governor Mehtab Ahmad Khan voiced hope that relations between Pakistan and Turkey can be furthered as both countries are determined to eradicate militancy.
He was speaking at a ceremony held at a hotel in the city on Thursday. The event attended by a large number of government officials, including US Consul-General in Peshawar William Martin and Turkey’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sadiq Babur Girgin.
“Pakistan and Turkey are one body with two hearts,” Mehtab said.
The governor lauded the nature of development and progress made in Turkey. He urged the Turkish government to continue supporting Pakistan in its fight against militancy.
The governor also voiced satisfaction over military offensives against terrorists.
“The operations have been largely successful and have brought the situation under control,” he said. “Peace is returning to the region and things are now better. These achievements were made possible through the unforgettable sacrifices rendered by tribespeople.”
Speaking on the occasion, Girgin thanked the governor for attending the ceremony and vowed to continue supporting Pakistan through thick and thin.
“Pakistan and Turkey have strong ties,” he said. “Recently, relations were further cemented between both countries with the ratification of several trade and development accords.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 13th, 2015.