Turkish foreign minister arrives in Islamabad on two-day visit

Hakan Fidan to meet PM Shehbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Senate Chairman Gillani

Azaz Syed
Turkish FM (left) was received by Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan & West Asia) Ambassador Ahmed Naseem Warraich in Islamabad on May 19, 2024. — Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fidan will be in Pakistan on a two-day visit.
  • He will discuss bilateral cooperation.
  • Will also discuss international, regional situation.

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Foreign Minister of Hakan Fidan arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit on Sunday, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

He was received by Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan & West Asia) Ambassador Ahmed Naseem Warraich and accorded a warm welcome.

Foreign Minister Fidan will call on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and hold extensive discussions with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar.

The two sides will review the state of bilateral relations and assess preparations for upcoming high-level engagements between the two countries, the statement added.

“Bilateral cooperation as well as international and regional situation will be discussed in the meetings. While, preparations for the 7th Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council will also be reviewed,” the diplomatic sources told Geo News.

PM Shehbaz on April 19 reiterated the government’s resolve to further strengthen economic relations and trade partnership with Turkiye.

The PM had stated this while speaking to a delegation of Turkish investors who called on him at the Prime Minister Office in the federal capital.

The Turkish investors, expressing confidence in the leadership of the prime minister, had taken keen interest in investing in Pakistan’s diverse areas.

The prime minister had said the people of Pakistan and Turkiye had a long-standing brotherly relationship spanning centuries.

He had said reforms had been made in the system to take full advantage of the potential of foreign investment in Pakistan.

Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci, CEO Terminal YAPI Cenk Coskun and other Turkish and Pakistani officials had participated in the meeting.

Federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Ahad Khan Cheema, Prime Minister’s Coordinator Rana Ehsan Afzal and relevant senior officials also attended the meeting.