Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday reiterated firm commitment and resolve to eliminate terrorism as they both exchanged views ahead of ECO summit.

Turkish president Erdogan, who arrived here in capital to attend the 13th ECO summit met premier Nawaz Sharif. Both the leaders expressed satisfaction over the growing strategic partnership marked by deepening of cooperation in diverse fields.

The dignitaries recalled a highly successful visit of the Prime Minister to Turkey last week for participation in the 5th session of High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in which they had signed a comprehensive Joint Declaration and multiple agreements and MoUs for strengthening cooperation in different areas.

Prime Minister Sharif welcomed the increasing interest of Turkish companies for investing in Pakistan in a wide range of projects particularly energy, transport and infrastructure.

The Prime Minister also appreciated Turkey’s continued support for the struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.