Visits, Investments: Turkish President, Malaysian PM Expected Next Month

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PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) –Two important state dignitaries are likely to visit Pakistan in the coming month weeks after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s paid a historical visit Islamabad and announced the kingdom will invest more than $21 billion in the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to arrive in Islamabad on an official visit next month, Turkish Consul General in Pakistan Tolga Uçak said on Tuesday.

Speaking at an event in Karachi, Uçak said that Erdoğan will bring along a delegation of Turkish businessmen to announce fresh investments in Pakistan. The populist president is expected to land in Islamabad on March 23 – the Pakistan Day.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on his two-day maiden official visit to Turkey on the invitation of Turkish president earlier in January, had formally invited Erdoğan to visit Pakistan.

Uçak observed that “bilateral ties between Pakistan and Turkey are deeply rooted in history” and the “two countries have always cooperated with each other in difficult times”.

He said “Turkey seeks further business opportunities with Pakistan in all sectors including defense”.

It has emerged that Turkish officials – who had always expressed keen interest in joining the Pakistan China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – were in touch with their Pakistani counterparts in matters pertaining to the game-changing project–Iran and Afghanistan are also keen to join CPEC.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad is expected to visit Pakistan on the eve of Pakistan Day celebrations on March 23 after Premier Imran Khan extended an invitation to him in his formal tour to Malaysia last year in November.

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