Turkish president arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reached Islamabad on a two-day visit to Pakistan, Aaj News reported.  

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with his wife Kalsoom Nawaz and daughter Maryam Nawaz warmly welcomed the Turkish President and first lady at Nur Khan Airbase Rawalpindi.

Federal Ministers, Chief Minister Punjab, diplomats and high officials were also present on the occasion.

A high-level entourage including Ministers, senior officials and a large number of business community members are accompanying the Turkish president.

President Erdogan on his visit is schedule to meet PM Nawaz on Thursday. Matters pertaining bilateral relations beyond spectrum of regional and international issues will discuss in the meeting .

The Turkish President is also scheduled to address the Joint Session of Parliament on Thursday November 17.

Mamnoon, Erdogan discuss bilateral ties

President Erdogan held a meeting with President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Wednesday evening.

Turkish Foreign Minister, Spokesman of President and Turkish Ambassador also attended the meeting.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and other high officials assisted President Mamnoon during the meeting.

Both sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperating in diverse fields.

President Mamnoon urged Turkish investors to get benefit from productive environment of investment in Pakistan in various fields.

Turkish president expressed grave concern over human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces and stressed to resolve the issue according to the will of Kashmiri people.

Turkish delegation endorsed Pakistan demand of carrying out an investigations of human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir under United Nations.

Both Presidents urged for the cessation of violations by Indian forces on Line of Control .

President Mamnoon on this occasion said Turkish people will defeat terrorism through their firm resolve.

He thanked for the Turkish support for the membership of Pakistan in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

They also agreed to continue joint efforts for sustainable peace in Afghanistan.