Pak-Turkey To Exchange Technology, Experience In Shipyard Operations
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 05:16 PM
Turkish delegation led by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan and Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi Friday held first delegation level discussion
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :Turkish delegation led by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan and Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi Friday held first delegation level discussion.
Pakistani manpower will be given preferential opportunities in Turkish companies. Once agreed upon the details and other necessary protocols, bilateral MOUs will be signed to ensure expeditious implementation.
The Turkish side also showed interest in CPEC and expressed their support for infrastructure development of Pakistan. Pakistan and Turkey have a long history of relations whereby both countries have stood by each other through thick and thin.� Ali Zaidi was accompanied by Secretary, Maritime Affairs Rizwan Ahmed, Additional Secretary Nadir Mumtaz Waraich and Joint Secretary Kamran Faroq Ansari in the meeting.
He also invited Turkish companies to establish their industries in Export Processing Zones being established in the port cities of Karachi and Gawadar.
Pakistan has a huge potential for development of coastal cities and tourism industry. In the coming couple of years, some projects which have been in the planning will be launched that will altogether revolutionize the maritime sector of Pakistan.
The Turkish minister was invited for the Maritime EXPO being planned to be held in Karachi later this year over which he accepted the invitation and agreed to invite the Turkish Companies to participate in the event.
Pakistani side in cognizance of the issues faced by our seafarers requested the Turkish side to facilitate them and ease their visa restrictions. Their employment on Turkish ships was also discussed as Pakistani seafarers have been lauded worldwide for their professionalism.