Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Turkey was short and comprehensive.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Qureshi said the two-day official visit to Turkey remained very successful, during which PM Imran had one-to-one and delegation level discussions with the Turkish leadership.
Foreign Minister Qureshi accompanied the premier in the Ankara visit.
He said President Erdogan had accepted PM Imran’s invitation to visit Pakistan and promised to bring many potential investors from his country along with him.
The minister said that the Turkish president also expressed his pleasure over the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision of declaring Pak-Turk Education Foundation – a group backed by Fethullah Gulen – a banned outfit.
The apex court had ordered to hand over custody of all 28 Pak-Turk schools in Pakistan to the Turkiye Maarif Foundation (TMF) last month.
Qureshi said a trilateral summit will also be held in Istanbul between Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan. He added that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had also responded positively to attend the summit.
The foreign minister also expressed pleasure over his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.
Pakistan and Turkey are on the same page on all issues of strategic importance. It’s always a pleasure to meet you @MevlutCavusoglu. Together we will transform the friendship between Pakistan & Turkey into a more robust partnership. pic.twitter.com/lXzFfGx1nj— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) January 5, 2019