Istanbul: Prime Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that I propose to expand CPEC to China, Pakistan and Turkey, and I am also ready to talk to Chinese friends about this.
Pakistan Muslim League (N) Central President Mian Shahbaz Sharif said this while addressing a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He said that China and Pakistan are best friends, we are benefiting from the fruits of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under President Xi Jinping’s One Bullet and Road vision, and I want to extend it to China, Pakistan and Turkey. I suggest to give it, it will bring development and prosperity in the region.
Mian Shehbaz Sharif said that this will be a great partnership, it will bring development and prosperity to the entire region, help to end unemployment and poverty, if we go in this direction, it will be a great opportunity.
The Prime Minister thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ministers and said that it was a great pleasure to visit my second home and discuss with my brothers and sisters in Turkey, to thank you for your generosity and hospitality. There are no words, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the martyrs who were victims of the recent terror attack in Istanbul, may Allah grant them the highest place in Jannat al-Firdus, Amen.
Mian Shahbaz Sharif said that we have also gone through such tragedies, the people of Pakistan have paid a heavy price for it, thousands of people have sacrificed their lives to end terrorism, we are President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey. can understand the feelings and sentiments of the people of Pakistan, not in Pakistan and Turkey, but from the whole world, support each other to get rid of the scourge of terrorism.
He said that Pakistan Navy is proud to participate in the inaugural ceremony of Meljum Corvette Khyber, jointly developing these aircraft in Turkey and Pakistan shows our commitment, our seriousness and the promotion of mutual cooperation, which includes trade. , investment, agriculture, industry and defense. He said that the prices of food items are skyrocketing all over the world, their imports have become beyond the reach of developing countries.
The prime minister said that Pakistan’s trade with Turkey is one billion dollars, which is less than one percent. Istanbul’s annual trade is 220 billion dollars. We will hold a ceremony in Islamabad to celebrate 75 years of Pakistan-Turkey diplomatic relations, I think there should be a similar ceremony in Istanbul.
Addressing the joint press conference, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that I welcome Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his delegation, today we jointly inaugurated PNS 3, in the hearts of the people of Turkey and the people of Pakistan. The solidarity and mutual cooperation between the two countries is ideal especially in difficult times.
He said that soldiers and civilians have died in the recent terrorist incident, we pray to Allah for mercy, we fully support Pakistan in the war against terrorism.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that we consider Pakistan’s pain as our pain and Pakistan’s happiness as our happiness and Pakistan’s success as our success. It is the year of Turkey’s 75 years of diplomatic relations, we will continue to make efforts to expand relations in all fields.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that during the meeting we not only discussed bilateral relations but also discussed other regional and global issues. It is very important to establish peace and order and stability in Afghanistan. Will continue to work to deal with the impact of the humanitarian crisis.
President in his address said that today we have inaugurated Pakistan Navy ship Meljam Corvette Khyber, hope it will be beneficial for Pakistan.