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Pakistan, Turkey ties can’t be described in words : Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain here on Monday hailed the “strong” bilateral relations with Turkey and said these would not be affected by any change in the political system.

In a special interview with Anadolu Agency, the president said the relations between Turkey and Pakistan cannot be described in words. It is a very special type of relationship between our two nations.

The president is in Ankara to attend the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He said the bilateral ties were based on heritage, culture, religion, and they are very strong bonds. I think that with the passing of time, these relations will grow.

He said, “I think they [the relations] don’t change with the changes in the political system and other changes anywhere on the globe.”

The relations between our two countries are on very strong bonds. It doesn’t matter what happens in the world and what changes there are. Mamnoon Hussain congratulated Erdogan on his victory in recent presidential election, calling him “a brother”. “I hope and I pray for the prosperity and welfare of the Turkish nation and the future,” he added.

He expressed the hope that relations in politics, defence, education and trade sectors would further improve. I hope that in the future, we will be enhancing trade relations because this is very important.

He said Turkey was a very important country of the region and doing very good in the economics field. Pakistan intends to have exchanges of its products with the Turkish items, he added.

Referring to Turkey’s recent move to sell corvette ships to Pakistan Navy, he said adding it is a remarkable thing that we are getting this equipment [corvette ships] from Turkey.

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