ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to depart for Turkey on Friday to participate in the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which is scheduled to take place on June 3 (Saturday).
According to the spokesperson of the Foreign Office (FO), the prime minister has been invited to Ankara by President Erdogan. He will convey congratulations to the Turkish president on his electoral triumph on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan.
The spokesperson added, “The prime minister’s visit will serve as a reaffirmation of the deep-rooted fraternal ties between Pakistan and Turkey.”
During his visit, PM Shehbaz will also extend an invitation to President Erdogan to attend the 7th Meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in Islamabad.
“The relationship between Pakistan and Turkey is founded on shared faith, culture, and history, and it is further strengthened by mutual trust and convergence of views on regional and global issues. Regular exchanges of leadership at the highest level are a defining characteristic of the enduring friendship between the two countries,” the spokesperson further elaborated.