PM meets Turkish President; conveys heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Pakistani nation
ANKARA: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif reached Ankara on a two-day visit to Turkiye.
Turkish high officials received the Prime Minister at the airport.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with President of TurkiyeRecepTayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
The Prime Minister conveyed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the entire Pakistani nation over the loss of precious lives and the widespread damage caused by the earthquake.
The prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s firm commitment to stand by the Turkish people during difficult times and to continue extending all possible support to the ongoing relief effort.
Meanwhile in a Tweet, the Prime Minister said that he is leaving for Turkiye with a message of unwavering solidarity and support for Turkish brothers and sisters from the people and government of Pakistan.
He said true to the spirit of one nation living in two states, we consider their loss as ours.
The Prime Minister said natural disaster as earthquake in Turkiye and Syria are beyond the capacity of any single government to handle.
He said it is time the world should come forward and extend support to the suffering humanity.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in southern Turkiye, the prime minister had spoken with President Erdogan on February 6 and assured him of all possible assistance for the rescue and relief effort.
All available resources have been fully mobilized to help the Turkish people and the prime minister is personally overseeing the relief effort.
Pakistan and Turkiye enjoy deep fraternal ties. The two countries have resolutely stood by each other during every trial and tribulation.