Pakistan-Turkey trade has the potential to reach $5 billion per year in the next three years, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted on Sunday as he returned home following a two-day visit to Ankara.
The prime minister stated that during his discussions with the heads of prominent Turkish business groups, he stressed the importance of investment and trade in agriculture, energy, information technology, and construction.
“Exciting opportunities for bilateral collaboration have emerged, particularly since the historic Trade-in-Goods Agreement went into effect on May 31,” he stated.
“Was pleased to discover the discernible interest of the Turkish business community in strengthening existing partnerships and establishing new ventures,” the PM stated.
President Erdogan praises Pakistani mangoes for their sweetness and delicacy.
During his visit to Ankara, the prime minister met with a number of world leaders and explored potential areas of cooperation.
The prime minister congratulated President Erdogan on his re-election as president on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan on May 28.
“The Pakistan-Turkey relationship is deeply rooted in religious, cultural, and historical similarities, and it is strengthened by mutual trust and convergence of views on regional and global issues.”
“Frequent leadership-level exchanges are a defining feature of the two countries’ eternal bonds of friendship,” a Foreign Office spokesperson said.
Mr. Shehbaz and Mr. Erdogan exchanged pleasantries following the inauguration of Turkey’s president. Emine Erdogan, the president’s wife, was also present. They praised the high quality of Pakistani mangoes.
“He (Shehbaz Sharif) informed President Erdogan and Emine Erdogan about the gift of Pakistani mangoes, bringing smiles to their faces,” the Prime Minister’s press office said.
“President Erdogan responded by expressing his appreciation for the sweetness and delicacy of Pakistani mangoes.”