Turkish President Erdogan says considers Pakistan second home as MoUs signed

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Turkish President Erdogan says considers Pakistan second home as MoUs signed

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned Friday he thought of Pakistan his “second home” as he and Prime Minister Imran Khan signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in a ceremony right here within the federal capital.

Erdogan expressed gratitude to Pakistan’s authorities and its folks for his or her heat welcome throughout his two-day go to.  “I consider Pakistan my second home,” he mentioned. “Turkey stands with Pakistan and will continue to do so.”

The Turkish president additionally thanked “his brother Imran” for motion in opposition to militants and terrorists based mostly in Pakistan, stressing that Pakistan and Afghanistan had been “brotherly nations” and Ankara wished to advertise relations between the 2 “brotherly nations”.

Cabinet members and the Turkish authorities’s senior officers had been current through the ceremony held shortly after PM Imran and Erdogan met throughout a sixth Round of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

Pakistan and Turkey signed 12 MoUs associated to varied fields equivalent to commerce, tourism, tradition, and railways.

Addressing the occasion, the Pakistani premier mentioned a brand new chapter had been opened within the Pak-Turk relations.

“Ever since President Erdogan became the chief executive of Turkey, our bilateral relations have improved,” he added, noting how Turkey’s financial system improved considerably after Erdogan got here into energy.

PM Imran mentioned Turkey earned over $170 billion yearly from tourism and that Pakistan ought to be taught from Erdogan’s expertise to maximise its potential as properly. 

He additional appreciated Erdogan’s parliamentary speech from earlier within the day, whereby the Turkish chief had spoken out in opposition to India’s “unilateral steps” in occupied Kashmir in addition to New Delhi-sanction atrocities.

Erdogan had mentioned depriving Kashmiris from their freedom and usurping their rights was not in anyone’s pursuits.