President Mamnoon Hussain has called for translating the current positive momentum and friendly equation generated through frequent high level visits between Pakistan and Turkey into strategic economic partnership to the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries and also the region.

He said this during his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad on Tuesday.    

The two leaders exchanged views on Pakistan- Turkey bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual of interest.

Welcoming the Turkish Prime Minister and his delegation‚ the President said that Pakistan attaches great significance to its fraternal and multifaceted ties with Turkey and desires to further enhance and strengthen these ties in all fields.

He expressed confidence that the visit of the Turkish Prime Minister would prove to be landmark in the strategic economic partnership between our two brotherly countries.

The President said that present Government has embarked on an ambitious socio-economic development agenda and various steps are being taken to attract both domestic and foreign investment in Pakistan. The President invited Turkish investors and businessmen to avail the investment opportunities and the incentive packages‚ the present government offers for investment in various areas including trade‚ energy‚ infrastructure‚ communication and others.    

Discussing regional situation‚ the President said that Pakistan is committed to the peace and stability of the region and would welcome all efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in the region. The President said that Pakistan and Turkey as the two pillars of strength stand united in its joint endeavor to promote peace and stability in the region.

The President later also hosted lunch for the Prime Minister‚ his family and the accompanying delegation.

The Turkish Prime Minister later left for home.

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