Mr. Burhan Kayaturk called on the President

Islamabad: Mr. Burhan Kayaturk, Co-Chairman Turkey-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, today called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Ambassador of Turkey Mr. Mustafa Babar Hizlan and Secretary General to the President Mr. M. Salman Faruqui were also present during the meeting.

The President congratulated Mr. Burhan Kayaturk on receiving Sitara-i-Imtiaz and said that the Award was an acknowledgment of his meritorious services for Pakistan and his role in bringing the two countries further closer.

He said that his efforts for galvanizing support for Pakistan at all hour of need and distress were greatly admired and appreciated.

The President said that we were committed to deepen, broaden and strengthen our partnership with Turkey and look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Erdogan in May this year to co-chair the second session of High Level Cooperation Council (HLCC).

Mr. Burhan Kayaturk thanked the President and the Government for conferring the Award. He said that the people of Turkey were equally eager to further strengthen brotherly relations with the people of Pakistan.

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