Turkish Foreign Minister inaugurates new consulate building in Karachi

Turkish consulate building

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday inaugurated the country’s new consulate building in the port city of Karachi.

Mevlut Cavusoglu while addressing the inauguration ceremony said, “It is not a coincidence that one of the largest consulate buildings in the world is in Karachi.”

He said the new building is the symbol of Turkey-Pakistan friendship which will further strengthen in the days to come. Calling Karachi a commercial hub, he said that the newly built consulate will continue to play its role in enhancing the commercial value of the city.

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FM then appreciated the architects, contractors, and workers who have been involved in the construction of this great building that started in 2017 and is a mixture of Turkish and Pakistani architecture.

The ceremony of inaugurating the consulate building in Karachi was also attended by the Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Ihsan Mustafa, and consul general in Karachi, Tolga Ucak.

The Turkish Foreign Minister called Karachi an extremely dynamic city with large human resources. He added that the Turkish companies would be encouraged to invest more in Karachi.

At the moment, Turkish companies are busy with their work in the areas of construction, information technology, waste management, and the defense industry.

He said, “We will increase these contacts in the upcoming period. We will further strengthen our ties and cooperation with brotherly country Pakistan in every field, especially in the defense industry.”

While talking about the vision of Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that it aims to work for the development and prosperity of not only Turkey but for all its friends too.

Mevlut Cavusoglu who was on a two-day visit to Pakistan also visited the mausoleum of Quaid-i- Azam. In a tweet he said, “I commensurate with respect mercy Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, one of the chief architects of Turkey-Pakistan friendship.”

The Turkish Foreign Minister met the Governor, Sindh, Imran Ismail in his office and discussed the issues, pertaining to bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, health, science and technology, and trade.

Governor thanked him for the cooperation in the areas of health, education, housing, culture, and other sectors. He especially thanked the Turkish top diplomat for cooperation on the Kashmir issue.

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