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Turkey reaffirms its full support to Pakistan in countering terrorism

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Leave a Comment

The Turkish President Abdullah Gul reaffirmed his country's full support to Pakistan in counter terrorism campaign and to enhance economic and trade ties between the two countries.

He expressed these views while talking to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani who was called on him here on Tuesday.

During the meeting they exchanged views on further promoting the bilateral cooperation in diversified fields between the two brotherly countries,

The Prime Minister highlighted the fact that his delegation included Parliamentarians from every political party to show solidarity of whole of Pakistan on the 85th anniversary of Turkish independence following tomorrow.

The Prime Minister later on called on the Speaker of Turkish Assembly. It was decided that Pakistan side would expeditiously form Pak-Turkish Parliamentary Friendship League to promote people to people and parliamentary contacts between the two countries.

The Speaker of the Turkish Assembly informed the Prime Minister that out of 447 members of the parliament 356 were members of Turkish-Pakistan Friendship League, and underscored that this reflected the profound reverence and friendship among the Turkish people for Pakistan.

The Prime Minister invited the Turkish Speaker to visit Pakistan at earliest convenience.