Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Turkey this week, comes at the invitation of Erdogan, according to Pakistan’s Foreign Office.
This visit will be a harbinger of change, as President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and Khan are both known to be rulers of hearts amongst millions of their voters and followers.
Also Defense ties with Turkey became a major source of support for Pakistan.
Ankara and Islamabad have developed strong ties in recent years, especially in defense and security.
Kahn will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and Commerce and Trade Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood.
“Relations between Pakistan and Turkey are based on a very strong history, and I think this is a good opportunity for Imran Khan to further strengthen economic and defense ties with Ankara,” said Imran Ullah Khan, an Islamabad-based international relations analyst.
In July this year, Turkey won a multi-billion-dollar tender to supply four corvette ships to the Pakistani Navy, a deal dubbed as Turkey’s biggest single military export deal by then-Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli.
According to Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign affairs, Khan will also address a business forum and hold several meetings with Turkish businessmen and potential investors during his stay in Ankara.
“The prime minister’s upcoming visit to Turkey will further reinforce the historic ties between the governments and peoples of the two brotherly countries,” said ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal.
It will also help the two countries explore new areas of cooperation and collaboration, particularly in the areas of economic, trade and commercial relations.
AA. com / ABC Flash Point Political News 2018.