Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Pakistan on two-day visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Pakistan on two-day visit

Islamabad (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday on a two-day visit to Pakistan.


Prime Minister Imran Khan, accompanied by members of the federal cabinet, receive the Turkish president at the Noor Khan airbase.

PM Khan personally drove the car to take the Turkish president and his wife, Emine Erdoğan, to the PM House.

The Turkish president was presented a guard of honour upon arrival at the PM House.

The Turkish leadership is leading a high-powered delegation comprising cabinet ministers, senior government officials, as well as heads of CEOs of leading Turkish corporations.

This is the second time that the Turkish president is visiting Pakistan after assuming office in 2014. Before becoming president, Erdogan had also visited Islamabad twice as the prime minister of Turkey.

A statement, issued by the Foreign Office ahead of the trip, said that during the visit, Premier Imran and President Erdogan will have tete-a-tete, after which they will co-chair the 6th Session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in the joint cabinet format.

At the conclusion of the session, a Joint Declaration will be signed. A number of important agreements and memorandum of understandings (MoUs) are expected to be concluded. The two leaders will have a joint press stakeout.

President Erdogan will separately meet President Dr Arif Alvi. The Turkish president will also address a joint session of parliament.

Together with the prime minister, he will address the Pakistan-Turkey Business and Investment Forum which brings together leading investors and business-people from both sides.