Islamabad, 30 May 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif will visit Turkey for the first time since taking office. This will be his first official visit to Ankara.

Starting tomorrow, the Prime Minister will meet with Turkish leaders to talk about issues of mutual interest and meet with business people and investors.

Meanwhile, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pakistan’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting, says that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s trip to Turkey is part of a series of new bilateral relationships between Pakistan and its old friends and countries that are close to it.

Moreover, at a press conference, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said that Pakistan wants to have broad, balanced, and respectful relationships with all countries, including China and the United States.

Relations between Pakistan and Turkey

In 2022, it will be 75 years since Turkey and Pakistan first established diplomatic relations. Pakistan and Turkey have had close cultural, historical, and military ties for a long time. Now, as both countries try to grow their economies, they are also getting closer economically.

Turkey agrees with Pakistan’s idea that the UN should hold a vote to see if Kashmir wants to join Pakistan. It also says that Pakistan should be allowed to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Turkey and Pakistan are both members of the Developing 8 Countries (D-8) and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

In the past year, trade between the two countries has been worth more than $1.1 billion. This is because “people-to-people, business-to-business, and chamber-to-chamber ties” are strong between Pakistan and Turkey.

Shehbaz Sharif will unveil a plaque to mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Minister for Information and Broadcasting added.

The goal of Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s trip to Turkey is to improve cooperation in many areas, such as trade, investments, health, education, and technology.

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