Turk President Erdogan to visit Pakistan in March

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pakistan in March and announce fresh investment in the country, said by Turkish Consul General in Pakistan Tolga Ucak.

This he said while speaking at an event in Karachi on Tuesday, he said that Erdogan’s visit next month is set to coincide with the Pakistan Day.

Regarding the Pak-Turkish relations, he said that both the brotherly countries enjoyed strong relations and had always stepped forward together.

He added that Turkey wanted to boost trade and defense cooperation with Pakistan.

He said Turkish officials were in touch with their Pakistani counterparts in order to be part of the projects pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Turkey favored a balance trade with Pakistan, he added.

On the flip side, on the invitation extended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad is also expected to arrive in Islamabad for the Pakistan Day celebrations in March.

Erdogan last visited Pakistan on the invitation of his the then Pakistani counterpart President Mamnoon Hussain in 2016.

During his visit, he had said: “We want a peaceful and prompt resolution of Kashmir issue as per the will of its people and in line with the United Nations (UN) resolutions.”

“Turkey is monitoring the rising tension along the line of control (LoC) separating Pakistan and India and the loss of precious lives,” saying “such mounting hostility could not be ignored,” said the Turkish President.