ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan would make all out efforts to double its trade with Turkey.
“We encourage investment by Turkish businessmen in Pakistan. We have stable democracy, vibrant judiciary and proactive media to protect foreign investment, the Prime Minister said this in a meeting with Ahmet Davutoglo, Foreign Minister of Turkey, who called on him here.
During the meeting, both the sides exchanged views on bilateral and regional matters and the Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance Pakistan attached to brotherly relations with Turkey.
The Prime Minister remarked that Pakistan and Turkey had a shared vision in regional and global politics.
Turkish FM said that Turkey would provide all out support in international relations to Pakistan, a brotherly country, that was a rising economic power and country of future.
He said Pakistan, as an economy and stable democracy, was on the right track and Turkey would be happy to have a positive role in Pakistan becoming an economic power.
He apprised the Prime Minister that Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan would visit Pakistan along with a large group of businessmen to establish close economic ties.
“Turkey is at your disposal in becoming partners in this road to economic prosperity,” the foreign minister added.
He observed that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had made Punjab a success story during last five years and Turkey would extend this shared success of economic cooperation to whole of Pakistan.
Babur Girgin, Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to PM and Foreign Secretary were also present during the meeting.