President for enhancing road & railway connectivity with Turkiye

Government of PakistanPresident for enhancing road & railway connectivity with Turkiye

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari has called for enhancing road and railway connectivity between Pakistan and Turkiye to further promote people-to-people contacts between the two brotherly Countries.

While talking to the Turkish Chief of General Staff General Metin Gurak who along with his delegation called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday, the president said that overland transport was cost-effective, which would not only lead to increased interactions between the two nations but would also enhance bilateral economic ties.


The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (COAS) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan Dr. Mehmet Pacaci also attended the meeting.

Welcoming the delegation, the president said that Pakistan was committed to further deepening mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkiye in all areas of common interest.

President Zardari urged the need to increase bilateral cultural exchanges, particularly in the areas of literature and poetry, to bring the people of two brotherly Countries further closer.

The president highlighted that Turkiye was a sincere friend of Pakistan and both countries had enjoyed deep fraternal ties, which needed to be further strengthened for the mutual benefit of the two sides.

The president expressed satisfaction over the existing level of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, adding that Pak-Turkiye relations were on an upward trajectory marked by increased high-level exchanges.

Earlier, President Asif Ali Zardari conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) on the Turkish Chief of General Staff General Metin Gurak in recognition of his outstanding services in strengthening and promoting defence ties between Pakistan and Turkiye at a special investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

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