The Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan, Mian Shehbaz Sharif
, updated that he is leaving Istanbul, Turkey, to return to Pakistan. The officials from the Pakistani Embassy in Turkey paid him a farewell to the Istanbul international Airport along with Turkish Top government officials on 27th November.
PM Shehbaz Sharif was on a two-day visit to Istanbul. During his visit, Sharif inaugurated Pakistani PNS Khyber, the third of four submarine corvette ships for the Pakistan
Navy, at the Istanbul port accompanied by Turkish President Rajab Tayyip Erdogan.
During the opening ceremony of the Maljam corvette ship, the leaders expressed their gratitude towards one another and discussed their longstanding bilateral relationship. Pakistan and Turkey have shared various common interests, such as regional situations, joint efforts, etc., said leaders.
PM Sharif further stated that, “they addressed various concerns among both nations. They attended a joint press conference during his visit in which they discussed all the issues at the delegation level.”
Besides attending the opening ceremony of the submarine ship, PM, Sharif also met with other Turkish officials and traders. He also pointed out that business relations between both nations are improving with time.
During his visit, he attended the Pakistan-Turkey business council meeting and met with the ECO Trade and Development Bank’s President.
Furthermore, Prime Minister expressed that, “both countries have been standing firm beside each other in every problematic situation for a very long. Both nations have faced difficult times and showed immense support for each other.”
Pakistani PM acknowledged the efforts of Turkey and showed his respect to the Turkish President during his two days visit. He said that the Turkish people and government had supported us significantly in floods, earthquakes and disasters.
He said that, “Turkey has always offered a helping hand to Pakistan and never hesitated to do so. He also stated that both nations share a cultural history, and he was happy and delighted to visit his second home.”