Islamabad, May 3 (TNS): Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of Turkey General Hulusi Akar, called on the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office earlier today. Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Defence was also present on the occasion.
General Akar conveyed the greetings of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the Prime Minister and expressed satisfaction at the high level contacts between the two countries. The two brotherly countries supported each other within all international and regional organizations on issues of mutual interest. He said that there was a need to further increase cooperation at the defence level with focus on increasing contacts, training and joint exercises.
The Prime Minister, while reciprocating the greetings of the Turkish leadership stated that the Governments and people of Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed exemplary fraternal relations. He expressed satisfaction over bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. He also briefed the Chief of the General Staff on Pakistan’s successful counterterrorism efforts.
Both sides reiterating the close and cordial ties between Pakistan and Turkey, emphasized the need to further enhance and strengthen their brotherly relations.