PM lauds Pak-Turkey deep-rooted strategic ties

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From Senior Correspondent

Islamabad: Minister of National Defence of Turkey, Hulusi Akar held delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Prime Minister highly appreciated deep-rooted strategic cooperation between two brotherly countries in all fields including shipbuilding, engineering, solid waste management and transport.

He thanked government and people of Turkey for their unwavering support of Pakistani stance on Kashmir issue at all international forums.

Prime Minister directed authorities concerned to benefit from Turkish expertise and experience in all possible avenues. He extended his heart-felt gratitude to government and people of Turkey for their strong commitment in helping Pakistan develop robust institutions like Karachi Shipyard which has been transformed into a profit-earning organisation over years due to Turkish support. Minister for Defence Production Israr Tarin, Minister for Water Resources Syed Khursheed Shah, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi, SAPM on Strategic and Political Communication Syed Fahad Hussain and other senior officers concerned attended meeting.