Monday, June 17, 2024

PM Shehbaz Sharif Departs for Turkiye on Two Day Visit

On Thursday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif embarked on a two-day trip to Turkiye to express Pakistan’s support and solidarity in the wake of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that left more than 40,000 people dead in parts of Turkiye and Syria.

The FO stated in a news release that the premier will meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his visit to Ankara to personally express deep condolences on behalf of the whole Pakistani nation for the loss of precious lives and the extensive damage brought on by the earthquake.

The Pakistani prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, will reaffirm his country’s unwavering commitment to supporting the Turkish people through these trying times and to continuing to provide all the assistance he can to the current relief effort.

“I am leaving for Turkiye with a message of unwavering solidarity and support for our Turkish brothers and sisters from the people and government of Pakistan,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

He added that Pakistan considers Turkey’s loss as its own, “true to the spirit of one nation living in two states.”

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