Speaking at the Pakistan-Turkey Business Forum on Monday, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pointed out the historical alliance between the two countries and paid compliments to the PAK-TURK schools established by Turkish entrepreneurs.
The Pakistan-Turkey Business Forum was held in Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The forum was attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif. The main topic of the forum was trade relations between the two countries and future opportunities for both countries.
In his speech, Sharif stated that relations between two nations have been growing every day and the business forum has been another major step in these relations.
“There is a great deal of potential in textile, energy, telecommunication, agriculture and transport in Pakistan and I would like to personally invite Turkish businesspeople to get a share of these investments,” he said.
During his speech, Sharif praised the PAK-TURK schools by saying: “The 23 PAK-TURK schools have played a great role in improving relations between the two countries in terms of cultural and emotional bonds. I want you to know that Pakistan always regards Turkey as a friend and an ally.”
PAK-TURK schools are known for their success among Pakistani people and have been mentioned in The New York Times, among other news sources, in previous years.
PAKISTAN, LAHOR, 24 DEC 2013
VAR of the Pakistan-Turkey Business Forum
VAR of Sharif's speech