Pakistan, Turkey ink MoUs for cooperation in multiple fields

Pakistan, Turkey ink MoUs for cooperation in multiple fields

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan and Turkey on Friday signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) for cooperation between the countries in diverse areas.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to state broadcaster PTV, the MoUs signed between the two countries concern cooperation in the fields of tourism and culture, food security, postal services, railways, military training, trade, etc. An agreement was also signed for cooperation between the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television corporation (TRT) and PTV and Radio Pakistan.

Earlier the day, Erdogan who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan addressed the joint session of Parliament.

“I thank God for giving me this opportunity and I am thankful to each of you for allowing to address this session,” said the Turkish president in his address.

Thanking people of Pakistan for the warm welcome, he said: “I have never felt like a stranger in Pakistan, it has always been like a home for me.”

"Today, Pakistan and Turkey's relations are admirable for others [...]. During difficult times, Pakistan has supported Turkey."

Quoting a poem by poet Allama Iqbal, Erdogan said: "Yes, like the poet of Lahore, people were drowning in these emotions, people of Pakistan had supported Turkey.

"We can never forget this.

"Today, the issue of Kashmir is as close to us as it is to you [Pakistanis]," he said, reiterating his support for Kashmiris.

“Like in the past, we will continue to support Pakistan in the future,” vowed the Turkish leader.

“Pakistan is on the way to peace and stability; peace and stability doesn’t come in a few days, it requires work.