Ankara: 16 February 2023
Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of the Republic of Türkiye
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Presidential Complex in Ankara today.
During their tete-a-tete as well as during the delegation level talks, the Prime Minister extended heartfelt condolences to President Erdogan and the Turkish nation on the tragic loss of thousands of precious lives and massive damage to the infrastructure as a result of devastating earthquakes that hit Türkiye on 6 February 2023. Recalling the fraternal relations between Pakistan and Türkiye, the Prime Minister said that the people of Pakistan felt the same pain and anguish as their Turkish brothers and sisters. The Prime Minister added that the people of Pakistan will not rest until the last person in the earthquake affected areas has been fully rehabilitated.
President Erdogan thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s strong and steadfast support to Türkiye in the wake of the devastating earthquake. He reaffirmed that the resolute Turkish nation will emerge from this natural calamity with greater strength and determination than ever.
The Prime Minister is visiting Türkiye as a special gesture to express Pakistan’s solidarity and support to Türkiye in the wake of the massive earthquakes in Türkiye. The Prime Minister will also visit earthquake-affected areas and interact with Pakistani rescue and recovery teams on the ground.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, SAPM Mr. Tariq Fatemi and Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik.