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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached Pakistan on 2 days visit - received by PM Khan-A warm welcome


Dec 1, 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached Islamabad on a two-day official visit on Thursday, which officials and observers believe holds great significance against the backdrop of recent regional and international developments.

Following his arrival at Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan airbase, the Turkish president was received by Prime Minister Imran Khan along with cabinet members.

A smartly turned out contingent of the armed forces lined the red carpet as the prime minister led the Turkish president and his wife to a waiting vehicle.

The premier drove President Erdogan himself to the Prime Minister House. President Erdogan was then presented an honour guard by a contingent of the Pakistan Army.

The Turkish leadership is leading a high-powered delegation comprising cabinet ministers, senior government officials, as well as heads of CEOs of leading Turkish corporations.

The visit comes at a time when Pakistan is trying to control damage caused because of its absence from the Kuala Lumpur summit Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad hosted in December to discuss issues facing the Muslim Umman and suggest way forward.

Prime Minister Imran Khan initially was to attend the summit but pulled out at the last minute citing concerns expressed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the gathering of leaders from Malaysia, Turkey, Iran and Qatar.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) viewed the summit as an attempt by certain Islamic countries to create a new bloc within the Muslim world. However, host Malaysia and Pakistan dismissed such perceptions.

Recently, Premier Imran visited Kuala Lumpur and expressed regret over not being part of the summit. He also admitted that Pakistan stayed away from the gathering because of concerns expressed by some of its friends about the real objective of the Kuala Lumpur summit. He said that he would attend the next summit since he was convinced that the initiative was not meant for creating a new Islamic bloc.

Observers believe that recent visit of PM Imran to Malaysia and the visit of Turkish president to Islamabad will help Pakistan put the relationship back on track with the two key Muslim countries, which have been providing Islamabad support on the longstanding dispute on Kashmir with India.

A statement, issued by the Foreign Office ahead of the trip, said that during the visit, Premier Imran and President Erdogan will have tete-a-tete, after which they will co-chair the 6th Session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in the joint cabinet format.

At the conclusion of the session, a Joint Declaration will be signed. A number of important agreements and memorandum of understandings (MoUs) are expected to be concluded. The two leaders will have a joint press stakeout.

President Erdogan will separately meet President Dr Arif Alvi. The Turkish president will also address a joint session of parliament. Together with the prime minister, he will address the Pakistan-Turkey Business and Investment Forum which brings together leading investors and business-people from both sides.

The High Level Strategic Cooperation Council is the highest level decision-making forum, providing strategic direction to further strengthening of relations between the two countries. There are seven Joint Working Groups (JWGs) functioning under the HLSCC, focused on political coordination; trade and investment; energy; banking and finance; transport and communications; culture and tourism; and education. So far, five sessions of the HLSCC have been held, alternately in Islamabad and Ankara.

“Pakistan and Turkey have a unique and abiding relationship characterised by bilateral support and exceptional mutual trust and understanding. The two brotherly countries have always been each other’s steadfast partners. Turkey supports the cause of self-determination for the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan stands by Turkey on the question of Cyprus,” the FO statement read.

Under the leadership of PM Imran and President Erdogan, Pakistan-Turkey relations have further fortified into an enduring partnership. Both sides place a strong emphasis on forging a robust economic relationship.

“There is also a joint resolve to translate historic amity into vibrant cooperation in diverse fields, including in the context of combating Islamophobia, promoting Islamic solidarity, and advancing shared goals of regional peace, security and stability,” the communiqué added.

The visit of President Erdogan will serve to underscore the traditional solidarity and affinity between the two countries, and prove to be another significant milestone in the further deepening and broadening of the flourishing Islamabad-Ankara strategic partnership.


Now...what do you guys think? what will be on table?

The Eagle

Oct 15, 2015
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached Pakistan on 2 days visit. He was received by Prime Minister Imran Khan at Noor Khan Airbase. PM Khan is seen driving the President to Prime Minister House where his Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan was presented with Guard of Honour.

This visit is regarded very valued under the current circumstances of region as well as Middle East, Kashmir & Afghanistan. Furthermore, we are expecting high value deals & cooperation in private business sector as well. In-fact both countries are enjoying brotherly relations and needs no introduction. In my opinion this visit will cover a lot of areas from private business to defence cooperation and geo-politics. Hope that we will be able to cover a lot and make it more successful.

A warm welcome to your another home, Mr. President.


Jan 21, 2020
Saudi Arabia
May Our both Leaders be togather in directing our future in right direction.. Nice views and will be remembered for times to come


Aug 22, 2018
United States
If this is just some over hyped visit in which Erdogan is taking a break from Daddy Putin who is gonna box him geo politically anyways There gotta be substance in this visit enough with this Pak-Turk dosti BS,I hope the visit has concrete results for investments in CPEC,Some military arms deals and etc and better not be overated bloody MOUs

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