PM Khan arrives in Turkey on two-day official visit

PM Khan arrives in Turkey on two-day official visit

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar are among the ministers accompanying Khan.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan inspect a military honour guard during a welcome ceremony, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Imran Khan who is on a two-day visit to Turkey told that his forefathers had played an important role in the independence movement of Turkey.

Pakistan and the U.S. are discussing plans to hold a maiden meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump but it hinges on the "positive outcome" of the Pakistan-brokered talks to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, a senior official here said.

A delegation led by the Turkish Minister of Health Dr Fahrettin Koca that included health sector entrepreneurs called on the Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to the sources, both leaders discussed different worldwide, regional, and bilateral issues.

Trump also said he looked forwards to meeting with the new leadership in Pakistan. "The proposal for a summit meeting is being discussed but the final decision hinges on the positive outcome of the ongoing efforts to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan", a senior Pakistani official was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

PM Khan also held a meeting and exchanged views on bilateral issues with Ms Ruhsar Pekjan.

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

Moreover, PM Imran also visited the Mausoleum of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and laid a floral wreath at the grave and noted his remarks in the Golden Book.

He said Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, described Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as one of the greatest men that ever lived.

While addressing the business community in Ankara, the prime minister said that his government was entirely focused on creating a conducive environment for foreign investors and steps were being taken to make doing business in Pakistan easier for foreign entities.

Related Articles