Agreed To Take The Bilateral Trade: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Sumaira FH 6 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 09:28 PM
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Turkey and said the two sides had agreed to take the bilateral trade to the level of US $ 5 billion by 2023
Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Turkey and said the two sides had agreed to take the bilateral trade to the level of US $ 5 billion by 2023.
The Strategic Economic Frame and the Action Plan provided a road-map to what the two countries should do for economic partnership, he added.
President Erdogan said Turkey was ready to support Pakistan in the areas of transport, energy, tourism, healthcare, education and law enforcement, which would help boost its socio-economic development.
Assuring all-out support to Pakistan, he said, "Turkey stands next to Pakistan like yesterday and will do so in future as well." President Erdogan said the messages of solidarity and condolences sent by the Pakistani leadership as well as their support after the recent earthquake in Elazig province of eastern Turkey was an example of the connection and affection between the two brotherly nations.
The Turkish president termed Pak-Turkey cooperation in defence the "most dynamic" area of bilateral cooperation.
Turkey was in favour of finding a peaceful solution of the issue through dialogue between Pakistan and India in line with the United Nations resolutions as well as the expectations of the people of Kashmir, he added.
He also appreciated Pakistan's contribution and role in the fight against terrorism as well as for peace and stability in the region.
President Erdogan thanked the government and the people of Pakistan for the hospitality extended to him and his delegation, and said he wished and prayed that the MoUs signed today would bring good results.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the people of Pakistan were very happy on the visit of President Erdogan and especially liked his address to the joint session of parliament. "If President Erdogan participates in Pakistani elections, he would clean-sweep the polls," he remarked.
The prime minister thanked the Turkish leader for raising his voice for around eight million Kashmiri people, who had been under siege for over six months with leaders and teenagers put behind the bars in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an area where people had to exercise their right of self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions.