On Tuesday, Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Turkey for the first time since he was sworn into office a month ago. His trip will run for a total of three days.
The prime minister is being accompanied by a high-level delegation, which includes Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Investment Board Minister Chaudhry Salik Hussain, and PM’s special assistants Tariq Fatemi and Fahad Hussain. Later on, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will also join the delegation.
At the moment that the prime minister arrived at Ankara Esenboğa Airport, the Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi, other top government officials, and diplomatic employees greeted the prime minister with a warm welcome.
A salute was also paid to the Prime Minister of Turkey by a group of well-dressed soldiers from the Turkish Army.
During the course of his visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a one-on-one conversation, which will then be followed by delegation-level discussions.
In addition to discussing the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey, the two presidents would also exchange views on matters concerning the region as well as the world. Following the conclusion of their sessions, they will also issue a statement to the press together.
A joint unveiling of a logo will be performed by the leaders of both nations as part of the festivities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations. This will serve as the official start of the festivities.
It is planned that the prime minister would have extended interactions with prominent Turkish businessmen and potential investors from a variety of fields.
In addition to this, he is scheduled to participate in a Pakistan-Turkey Business Council Forum that will be held in partnership with DEIK (Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board).
The commercial engagements would also include the participation of a business delegation from Pakistan consisting of representatives of significant enterprises operating in a variety of industries.