Pakistan welcomes Turkish president Gul: Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

Pakistan welcomes Turkish president Gul: Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

A grand welcome awaits President Gul. The people of Pakistan will accord a great welcome for the Turkish president who will be in Pakistan for four days. Turkey has been instrumental in bringing about a US and Pakistani entente and a reconciliation with Mr. Karzai. The burgeoning Turkish-Iranian-Pakistani-Afghan partnership is growing to the block led by the countries of the former RCD–now being consecrated as the ECO.

Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

uzun yaşamak Pakistan Turkey dostluk

sevgili Türk erkek kardeş ve kız kardeş Pakistanis ve Türk erkek kardeş

Islamabad feels that Turkey has been a real friend of Pakistan. Military and economic cooperation is just the tip of the iceberg. Turkey is helping Pakistan diplomatically and in Islamabad’s hour of need. Turkey was the biggest donor during the Kashmir earthquake, and Turkey has not left the area. It continues to help. Children all over Turkey gather gifts and money for their Pakistani brothers and sisters sending more than $500 million to Pakistani earthquake victims.

Turkey is now building an Islamabad to Istanbul train line worth $20 billion Dollars. This will reduce the time from Islamabad to Istanbul from 14 to 3 days, facilitating trade, commerce, and tourism. Turkey has also assisted Pakistan and Afghanistan improve their relations.

A grand welcome awaits President Gul.

ISLAMABAD: Turkey will continue to support Pakistan, as the friendship between the two countries is historic, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday.

He said this while meeting National Assembly (NA) Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza in Ankara. Matters of mutual interest between the two countries and ways to strengthen the bilateral relations were discussed in the meeting. Gul said the Turkish people could never forget the sacrifices of Muslims of the sub-continent during the Turkish independence war and termed Mirza a ‘ role model of the Muslim world.’

The Turkish president said he was looking forward to his forthcoming visit to Pakistan and would bring along a delegation of Turkish businessmen and investors, so that the economic relations between the two countries could be strengthened. Gul paid rich tributes to Benazir Bhutto (late) and also appreciated the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Dr Fehmida Mirza thanked the Turkish president for his hospitality and appreciated his role in promoting unity in the Muslim world. She informed Gul of the working of the NA and various issues confronting the country and said Pakistan was committed to promotion of peace in the region.

Separately, the NA speaker called on Turkish Grand National Assembly Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin at the Parliament House in Ankara. Both of them agreed to strengthen the cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries. Dr Mirza informed the speaker about Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism and urged the international community to help Pakistan in strengthening its democratic institutions. The NA speaker appreciated Turkey’s role in bringing Pakistan and Afghanistan closer through the trilateral summits held by the three countries and also thanked the Turkish nation for their support to the affectees of the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza said that time is running short for developing countries to understand that democracy needs to be strengthened or people of these countries will lose hope in democracy and that would allow dictatorships to flourish. The speaker said that lawmakers of both the countries could play a meaningful role in the region as parliamentary diplomacy could enable the real policy makers to understand each other’s point of view in a better way.

Mehmat Ali Sahin said Turkey is proud of Dr Mirza, as she is the first woman speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and assured her of Turkey’s support for the economic development of Pakistan.

Also on Wednesday, Murat Merrcan, president of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Grand Turkish Assembly called on Dr Mirza. They discussed the overall political situation of the region and international disputes like the Kashmir problem and the Palestine issue. Dr Fehmida Mirza also visited the Turkish National Education Ministry and met Turkish Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu. Matters relating to promotion of education were discussed in the meeting. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza stressed on the need for improving the literacy rates, which she termed as the true indicators of a nation’s social and economic development. Turkey will continue to support Pakistan, says Abdullah Gul

* NA Speaker Fehmida Mirza calls on Turkish president, speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly. Staff Report

Turkey established diplomatic relations soon after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and bilateral relations became increasingly close important owing to cultural, religious and geopolitical links between the two countries. Turkey and Pakistan are founding members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (formerly the RCD) and part of the Developing 8 Countries (D-8) organization.

Turkey under the new government is building economic ties with Pakistan, so that it can create a strong ECO and that the bonds of friendship are stronger. Both nations have worked to negotiate a preferential trading agreement, aiming to considerably increase trade and investments, especially in transport, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism and other industries.Both governments have sought to increase the volume of bilateral trade from $690 million to more than $1 billion by 2010. A $20 Billion train line linking Islamabad to Istanbul is being built at a cost of $20 billion. This rail network will further consolidate the neural network between Pakistanis and Turks. Turkey launched a trilateral summit process between the two states and Afghanistan in February 2007 which culminated in Feb 2010 in the inclusion of Bharat from making decision in Afghanistan.

On 16th of October, the Turkish Prime Minster went to the Turkish nation and asked them “when we needed them, the Pakistani Muslims were there for the Ottoman “khilafat”, today your brothers and sisters need you in their hour or need“. From across the great nation of Turkey, school girls, and old men, student and professionals gave and gave and gave. One girl in New Jersey collect $1500 on her own and then brought us the money. Schools across Turkey collected, not thousands, but millions of Dollars for their Pakistani brethren. Turkey became the largest donor for the Earthquake relief for Pakistan. Long Live Pakistan Turki dosti!

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