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Turkish FM Fidan to reach Islamabad on two-day visit today

Fidan will discuss matters of mutual interests with PM Shehbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq

By Azaz Syed
May 19, 2024
Turkish foreign minister Hakan Fidan in the image uploaded on an Instagram account on April 17, 2024. —Instagram/ @hakanfidanfc
Turkish foreign minister Hakan Fidan in the image uploaded on an Instagram account on April 17, 2024. —Instagram/ @hakanfidanfc

ISLAMABAD: Turkish foreign minister Hakan Fidan will reach Islamabad on a two-day visit, from May 19 to 20, today (on Sunday), Geo News reported citing diplomatic officials.

The officials apprised that Fidan would meet and discuss matters of mutual interest with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Senate Chairman Yousaf Raza Gillani.

“Bilateral cooperation, international and regional situation will be discussed, diplomatic in the meetings. While, preparations for the 7th Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council will also be reviewed,” the officials added.

PM Shehbaz on April 19 reiterated the government’s resolve to further strengthen economic relations and trade partnership with Turkiye.

The PM had stated this while speaking to a delegation of Turkish investors who called on him at the Prime Minister Office in the federal capital.

The Turkish investors, expressing confidence in the leadership of the prime minister, had taken keen interest in investing in Pakistan’s diverse areas.

The prime minister had said the people of Pakistan and Turkiye had a long-standing brotherly relationship spanning centuries.

He had said reforms had been made in the system to take full advantage of the potential of foreign investment in Pakistan.

Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci, CEO Terminal YAPI Cenk Coskun and other Turkish and Pakistani officials had participated in the meeting.

Federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Ahad Khan Cheema, Prime Minister’s Coordinator Rana Ehsan Afzal and relevant senior officials also attended the meeting.