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Erdogan departs for Turkey after two-day official Pakistan visit

November 18, 2016

LAHORE: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan departed for Turkey here on Thursday night after a two-day official visit to Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif along with members of the Punjab cabinet and high officials were present at the Allama Iqbal International Airport to bid farewell to the distinguished guest and his delegation.

During his two-day stay, the Turkish President held one-on-one meetings with President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and also addressed joint session of the Parliament.

President Erdogan has become the first foreign dignitary who addressed joint session of the Parliament for the third time.

The Prime Minister and Turkish President also addressed a Pakistan-Turkey businessmen roundtable conference.

PM Nawaz Sharif hosted a banquet in honour of the Turkish President and his delegation at historic Hazoori Bagh.

First ladies Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and Emine Erdogan also attended the banquet.

A cultural show was also arranged for the Turkish President and his delegation where the guests were entertained with traditional music.