ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for further cementing brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkiye by focusing on trade enhancement and bringing the trade volume at par with the excellent bilateral ties between the two Countries.
While talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Turkiye Dr. Yousaf Junaid who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president congratulated him on his appointment and said that Pakistan remained committed to furthering bilateral trade and investment ties with Turkiye.
The president recalled that signing of the Trade in Goods Agreement would pave the way for achieving the bilateral trade target of US$ 5 billion in the medium term He acknowledged the support of Turkiye to Pakistan’s efforts in countering Islamophobia in the world, especially in India, where Muslims were being intimidated and harassed on daily basis.
President Arif Alvi also expressed his gratitude for Turkiye’s support to Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and asked the ambassador-designate to convey the sentiments to the Turkish side.
The president assured Ambassador-designate that Pakistan remained committed to supporting Turkiye on its core issues Pakistan enjoys excellent relations with Turkiye which are described by expressions as “heart to heart” and “two Countries as one nation”.
In total, over 190 agreements/MoUs have been signed between the two sides since the establishment of relations.