The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulates THE President Erdogan on his election as president for a third term on Saturday.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Saturday joined world leaders
at the inauguration ceremony of President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked President Erdogan for winning a third term in office on behalf of the Pakistani government and people. The two leaders shook hands and said hello. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb also felicitated President Erdogan.
During the ceremony, traditional music and the national anthem of Turkiye were played. President Erdogan was accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan.
President Erdogan showed his appreciation to Turkiye for electing him for reelection in his comments on the occasion. He urged the people of Turkiye to forge unity and work towards a better future with collective effort. “Democracy in Turkiye is strong. We will strengthen it further,” he said, adding Turkiye wanted good relations with all countries and would play its role for peace and security in the world.
President Erdogan thanked leaders of the countries, including PM Shehbaz Sharif, for attending his inauguration ceremony. High-level officials from 78 countries attended Turkish President Erdogan’s swearing-in ceremony. The ceremony at the Presidential Complex was attended by 21 heads of state 13 prime ministers as well as parliamentary and ministerial level representatives and representatives of international organisations including the Organization of Turkic States OTS, NATO and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC.
Earlier, President Erdogan took oath in the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye and began his new term. He received his mandate from the Temporary Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkiye, Devlet Bahceli. After taking the oath, Erdogan visited Anitkabir. President Erdogan hosted guests at a dinner at the Cankaya Palaca, the former home of Turkish presidents, after the ceremony. He is expected to announce his cabinet after dinner.
Erdogan won a presidential runoff election last Sunday with 52.18% of the vote. Opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.82%, according to final results released by the country’s Supreme Election Council.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Saturday invited Turkish businessmen to invest in Pakistan and establish strategic collaboration in sectors of energy, agriculture, information technology (IT) and construction.
The chief executives of Turkish business groups called on the PM here, during his visit to Turkiye.
During the meetings, the PM outlined the government’s vision to facilitate foreign direct investment and encouraged joint ventures. Their exchanges spanned around expanding trade and investment ties to maximise mutual gains from available opportunities in Pakistan and to enhance cooperation in key sectors of the economy through the direct presence of Turkish enterprises and via joint ventures with Pakistani counterparts.
Recall that new prospects for trade in traditional and non-traditional goods have opened up between the two nations since the historic Trade in Goods Agreement was signed by the two nations in August of last year and went into effect on May 1. Therefore, for the effective utilisation of these opportunities, the PM urged Turkish companies to invest in Pakistan, assuring them of complete facilitation and a conducive business environment.
The PM held separate meetings with leading Turkish companies that have already invested in Pakistan, including Anadolu Group, Arcelik, Zorlu, Albayrak, Limak, Dolsar, Turkish Contractors Association and Pak Yetirim. During the meeting, the PM encouraged them to benefit from an investment-friendly environment and to expand their operations. The Turkish companies briefed the PM on their existing and future plans for investment while thanking him for facilitating their operations in Pakistan.
Many Turkish enterprises are already functioning in Pakistan in many areas and they have contributed to the growth of the country’s economy.
Nevertheless, there are excellent opportunities for cooperation and collaboration in the areas of energy; especially hydro and solar, housing and construction, infrastructure, tourism, and transportation.During a meeting with Sinan Ak of Zorlu Group, the two sides discussed projects regarding wind power and solar energy.
Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on swearing in as President of Turkiye for the third time.
According to a news statement, the minister met the President of Turkiye and first lady Emine Erdogan during the inauguration ceremony in Ankara. The minister said the historic victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkiye presidential election was an expression of the continued confidence reposed by the Turkish people in him. Under his leadership, Turkiye would further prosper, she added. Marriyum said Pakistan and Turkiye were brotherly countries, and their relations would get a boost in the coming days.