ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is arriving in Islamabad today on a two-day visit to Pakistan. He is visiting on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet members and senior government officials besides 60 heads and CEOs of leading Turkish corporations and corporations.
President Erdogan will address a joint session of the Parliament of Pakistan. President Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan will also address the Pakistan-Turkey Business and Investment Forum which brings together leading investors and business-people from both sides. The visit of Turkish President is primarily focussed on business-to-business (B2B) meetings which will fetch exports and import orders for both countries.
It has been learnt that over 100 Turkish delegates will hold meetings with the Pakistani businessmen. The business-to-business meetings will cover trade, investment, and cooperation on tourism, military procurement, cooperation in other areas of defense industry to energy, construct on, text le, food, Livestock, import and export, airways, real state, tourism, consultancy trade, shipping, agriculture, jewelry, automotive, construction and production, tractor and engine, casting, paper production, on-vehicle equipment etc.
During the visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Erdogan will have one-on-one meeting, after which they will co-chair the 6th Session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in the joint cabinet format.
It has been learnt that Pakistan and Turkey will sign Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) which includes defence, finance, trade, economy, customs, agriculture, banking and finance etc. At the conclusion of the session, a joint declaration will be signed. A number of important agreements and MoUs are also expected to be signed during the visit. The two leaders will have a joint press stakeout.
Turkey supports the cause of self-determination for the people of India-occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The visit of President Erdogan will prove to be another significant milestone in further deepening and broadening of the flourishing Pakistan-Turkey strategic partnership.
Meanwhile, talking to Anadolu Agency Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mustafa Yurdakul said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Islamabad would be a historic event and major step towards exemplary bilateral ties between the two brotherly countries. He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is at a completion level and Turkey is interested in being a part of special economic zones, which will be established under the project.