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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Pakistan on a two-day visit on November 16. President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level entourage, including Ministers and senior officials, as well as a large business delegation. Besides meeting with President Mamnoon Hussain, President Erdogan would be holding talks with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The exchange of views between the two leaders would cover the entire range of bilateral matters, as well as regional and international issues. The Turkish President is also scheduled to address the Joint Session of Parliament. President Erdogan will also travel to Lahore, where the Prime Minister will host a banquet in his honour at the Shahi Fort.

The leaderships in Pakistan and Turkey remain firmly committed to further deepening and strengthening the bilateral relationship in all fields of human endeavour. President Erdogan’s visit would contribute substantially to further solidifying the lasting relationship between the two brotherly countries.

Turkey has steadfastly supported the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in their just struggle for the right to self-determination in agreement with the relevant UN resolutions. The peaceful nation of Turkey plays a vital and active role as a member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir. In a vivid reflection of mutuality of concerns, Pakistan supports Turkey on the Cyprus issue.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) decision to boycott the joint session of the Parliament, called for the address of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on November 17th, may not go well as it will cause embarrassment to the visiting head of the State. PTI leadership, on the other hand, are trying to seek time for a meeting with the Turkish President, to clear their position about the boycott.

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