Pakistan’s Prime Minister arrives in Turkey on Friday

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Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will arrive in Turkey tomorrow, Friday, as part of a two-day official visit.

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A statement issued by the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Office said Thursday that Sharif will visit Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He added that Sharif and Erdogan will discuss extensively bilateral relations and issues of common interest, in addition to regional files.

The two leaders will also participate in the ceremony of launching the third “PNS Khyber” ship into the sea as part of the “MİLGEM” project, which provides for Turkey to manufacture 4 warships for Pakistan.

During his visit, the Pakistani Prime Minister will meet Turkish businessmen.

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The statement stressed that the “Megilem” project, which is based on joint cooperation between Turkey and Pakistan, represents a milestone in the strategic partnership between the two countries.

In 2018, Ankara and Islamabad signed a deal for the Turkish company “Asfat” to produce 4 corvettes within the framework of the “Melgam” project for the benefit of the Pakistani Navy, provided that two of them are manufactured in Turkey and the same in Pakistan.