Shehbaz visit to Turkey, trade to be expanded from $1bn to $5bn


Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif’s formal visit to Turkey, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, will bring bilateral ties a “new dimension”.

After a meeting in Ankara, he made the remarks, “On the 75th anniversary of our diplomatic ties, we hosted my beloved brother Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. We are prepared to further develop Türkiye-Pakistan relations in light of the two nations’ shared history, friendship, and potential,” Cavusoglu stated on Twitter.


PM Shehbaz arrived in Istanbul on Tuesday for a three-day official visit, his first since becoming the PM of Pakistan in April.

According to a Foreign Ministry statement, the premier stressed the significance of growing bilateral trade volume to $5 billion over the next three years.

“The Prime Minister noted that the bilateral relations were exceptionally warm as the people of the two countries shared special bonds that dated back centuries,” the ministry said in a statement.

He also emphasised the two countries’ shared interests on a number of regional and international issues, according to the report.

He said Islamabad aimed to strengthen bilateral trade and cultural ties with Ankara in his address to the Turkey-Pakistan Business Council on Tuesday evening.

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