ANKARA, Turkey: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan valued its relations with Turkey and was committed to the shared vision of a strong economic partnership, commensurating their excellent political ties.
In a one-on-one meeting with his Turkish Counterpart Binali Yildrim held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Andkara, the prime minister mentioned that the current trade volume between Pakistan and Turkey was less than $ 600 million which was below true potential.
However, he said efforts should be made to achieve the target of a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at the earliest possible.
Sharif said a comprehensive FTA would entail huge opportunities for different sectors of the two economies and maximize their trade potential in goods, services and investments.
The prime minister coming to Turkey was always a great pleasure like visiting his second home.
Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan-Turkey relationship had few parallels in inter-state relations in terms of warmth, cordiality and mutual trust and understanding.
“Our common bonds of faith, culture and history continue to deepen and nurture this unique fraternal relationship,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif emphasized on frequent exchanges at the highest political level, terming these as hallmarks of their multi-faceted ties.