Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Friday.
Turkish President said his country wants to see Pakistan politically, economically as well as security-wise fully strengthened and will continue its unconditional cooperation, report Radio Pakistan.
“Whether it’s a difficult time or the moment of ease, we are standing with Pakistan.”
He said the projects initiated in collaboration with Turkey in Punjab are symbols of Pak-Turk friendship.
Punjab Chief Minister said the solid cooperation between the two countries in different sectors has given new dimensions to this friendship.
Turk Commerce Minister Nihat Zeybekci also called on the visiting chief minister and discussed different matters of mutual interest including promotion of Pak-Turk relations and extension in bilateral trade-cooperation.
Shehbaz also held a detailed meeting with Turkish Health Minister Dr Ahmet Demircan. During the meeting, it was assured by the Turkish side that all-out cooperation would be extended in Punjab’s health sector and it was agreed to have close-cooperation in motor-bikes ambulance program, training of nurses and extension in health insurance.
The Turkish minister assured full cooperation in health sector. The chief minister said that the cooperation given by Turkey for improving the healthcare infrastructure was commendable. He said the Punjab government was devising an effective healthcare system which will provide prompt relief to the patients.