Islamabad (Web Desk): Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan on Friday said that no society can make progress without empowering its women.
Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, she said Pakistan and Turkey have always stood by each other in the hour of trial.
The Turkish first lady added that both countries enjoy close relations, deep rooted in common faith, history and culture.
She said Turkey has always remained at the forefront in public and social welfare projects in Pakistan.
Her address comes during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-day official visit to Pakistan.
Addressing the ceremony, Pakistan's First Lady Samina Alvi lauded the Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan for her services to social welfare and empowering women, the Radio Pakistan reported.
Speaking on the occasion, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said that Pakistan and Turkey share a remarkable friendship and both countries go hand in hand.
At the end of the ceremony, both the first ladies distributed sewing machines amongst the deserving women.