ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday conferred the Country’s Second-Highest Civil Award ‘Hilal-e-Pakistan’ upon the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The award was conferred at a special investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
It was attended amongst others by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz.
The award was presented to the Turkish foreign minister in recognition of his services for international peace and security and further strengthening of the Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relationship.
📌 Conveyed greetings and best wishes of President @RTErdogan to President Alvi.
📌 Pakistan is our second home.
📌 We are in Islamabad to further our excellent relations.
📌 Will proudly carry the “Hilal-e Pakistan Award”.
📌 #Turkey-Pakistan Dosti Zindabad! 🇹🇷🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/O5QBNmK1S3
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) January 13, 2021
Earlier, both the president and the Turkish foreign minister also discussed in a meeting the bilateral ties and other issues of mutual interest.
Meanwhile, Pakistan and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of cooperation in the Education Sector.
The MoU was signed by the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also present on the occasion.