PM Shehbaz leaves for Turkiye on two-day official visit
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday morning left for a two-day official visit, from November 25 to November 27, to Turkiye at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
PM Shehbaz Sharif will jointly inaugurate the third of the four MILGEM Corvette Ships for the Pakistan Navy, PNS Khaibar, at the Istanbul Shipyard.
During his stay in Istanbul, the president of the ECO Trade and Development Bank (ETDB) will call on the prime minister, the FO said, adding that the PM will also interact with leaders of the Turkish business community.
Taking to twitter, PM Shehbaz informed that he was leaving for Turkiye on the invitation of his brother and Turkiye President Recep Tayypi Erdogan.
He added: “Inauguration of third MILGEM Corvette Ship represents deepening of defence cooperation between our two brotherly countries. High level exchanges are a defining feature of our partnership.”
In another tweet, PM Shehbaz said that Pakistan’s bilateral ties with Turkiye have entered in a new era of strategic partnership under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“We are on course to unpack the full untapped potential of relationship,” premier added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the launching ceremony for the first Corvette for the Pakistan Navy, PNS Babur, was performed in Istanbul in August 2021 while the groundbreaking for the Second Ship, PNS Badr, was held at Karachi in May 2022.