Prime Minister Imran Khan reaches Turkey on two-day visit

03 Jan, 2019 8:21 pm

KONYA, Turkey (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Turkey on a two-day official visit on Thursday.

The Konya governor welcomed the prime minister and the delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Khusru Bakhtiyar and Adviser to the PM Abdur Razzaq Dawood, accompanying him.

The Konya deputy mayor and Pakistan Ambassador Cyrus Sajjad Qazi were also present on the occasion.

Later, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the delegation visited the shrine of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran Khan said that they highly respect Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi. “Our national poet Dr Allama Iqbal is the spiritual disciple of Maulana Rumi,” he said.

The PM is visiting Turkey on the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During the visit, he will meet the Turkish president and discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relations between two countries.

The views pertaining to regional and international situation will also be exchanged.

The prime minister will also address a business forum and hold several meetings with Turkish businessmen and potential investors during his stay in Ankara.

Pakistan and Turkey enjoy historic and unparalleled ties based on a common religious and cultural legacy that dates back to centuries.

The two countries have excellent political, economic, defense, cultural and people-to-people relations that continue to grow from strength to strength each passing year.

The prime minister’s visit will further boost the historic ties between the governments and the people of the two brotherly countries.

Moreover, the visit will also help explore new avenues of cooperation and collaboration between the two countries, particularly in the area of economic, trade and commercial relations.

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