Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Advocates for Global Partnerships During Visit to Turkey

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On Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan, during his recent visit to Turkey, held meetings with a multitude of global leaders to discuss prospects for bilateral collaboration and ways to strengthen Pakistan’s ties with their respective nations. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Ankara on Friday for a two-day official visit with the primary aim of attending the inauguration ceremony celebrating the re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the President of Turkey. 

In these diplomatic encounters, Sharif emphasized his government’s commitment to promoting foreign direct investment and encouraging joint ventures. The discussions revolved around the potential expansion of trade and investment relationships to maximize mutual benefits. They further discussed leveraging opportunities available in Pakistan and augmenting cooperation in essential economic sectors through Turkish enterprises’ direct involvement and collaborations with Pakistani businesses. 

In a press release on Sunday, the PM Office Media Wing confirmed that Sharif had met with Devlet Bahceli, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and Chairman of MHP, to congratulate him on his recent electoral success. 

Additionally, he held a meeting with Kosovo’s President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, where both leaders reiterated their intentions to enhance bilateral ties and foster cooperation across various sectors. 

During his meeting with Mohammad Mokhber, the First Vice President of Iran, Shehbaz Sharif referred to the newly established market at the Balochistan-Sistan border and a recent dialogue with the Iranian president. He welcomed the initiation of barter trade between the two nations, expressing confidence in its potential to benefit the citizens of both countries mutually. 

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In discussions with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the leaders explored opportunities for regional collaboration, enhanced connectivity, and the strengthening of diverse bilateral ties. 

The prime minister also took the opportunity to extend an invitation to Turkish business leaders to invest in Pakistan, focusing on strategic sectors such as energy, agriculture, information technology, and construction. This invitation was extended during a meeting in Ankara with the heads of prominent Turkish business groups, which took place as part of his visit. 

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