President Dr. Arif Alvi departed to visit Turkey on Sunday morning at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He is one three-day visit to Turkey.
Speaking to media at Islamabad Airport prior to his departure, the President said, “Turkey is an important friend of Pakistan, which has always supported us on all issues, including Kashmir.”
“Besides Saudi Arabia, we will also invite other friendly countries to invest in the country,” he added.
To a question, the President termed reports of landing of an Israeli aircraft in Pakistan baseless and unfounded. He said Pakistan is not going to establish any ties with Israel.
During his stay in Turkey, the President will address the inaugural ceremony of new International Airport of Istanbul.
Presidents and Prime Ministers of several other countries will also participate in the ceremony.
President Dr. Arif Alvi is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with his Turkish counterpart and leaders of other countries on the occasion.