President of Turkey telephones President Zardari and congratulate him on successfully overseeing Presidential election marking another milestone in peaceful transition in the country

Karachi, July 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mr. Abdullah Gul, President of the Republic of Turkey, Wednesday night called President Asif Ali Zardari and congratulated him on successfully overseeing Presidential election marking yet another milestone in the peaceful and democratic transition in the country.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that President Abdullah Gul also lauded the measures taken to ensure continuity of democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions in the country.

The Turkish President also thanked President Zardari for his personal efforts during his tenure as the head of the state, towards further strengthening of Pak-Turkey bilateral relations and broadening the spectrum of the mutual relations.

President Abdullah Gul expressed the hope that the bilateral relations would continue to follow an upward trajectory and would continue to gain strength with each passing day. He also conveyed the best wishes of the government and people of Turkey to the government and people of Pakistan.

President Zardari thanked his Turkish counterpart for the gesture and said that Pak-Turkish relations derived its strength from deep historical and fraternal bonds between the people of the two countries and were destined to further strengthened in the times to come. He also thanked his Turkish counterpart for best wishes of the Turkish brethren for the peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

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