ISTANBUL: On Friday Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stressed the need for Pakistan and Turkiye to transform bilateral relations into a strategic partnership by inviting Ankara to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for regional prosperity.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Istanbul (Turkiye) where he was invited to the launching ceremony of the fourth MILGEM Corvette Ships for the Pakistan Navy at the Istanbul Shipyard and addressed a joint press conference along with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following to strengthen their bilateral relations.
PM Shehbaz invited Turkiye to Join CEPEC
He stated during the joint press conference that Pakistan had been “experiencing and enjoying” the advantages of CPEC as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative.
He said, “I would propose that China, Pakistan, and Turkey work together on this.”
Mutual Co-operations Efforts
“This would be a fantastic cooperative effort. This will benefit the entire region, bringing wealth and advancement. This will lessen unemployment and poverty. This will undoubtedly give our impoverished people more power. This will advance both health and education. This is how we may overcome the problems of the present.
If Turkiye decided to press through with the notion of joining the CPEC, the prime minister said he would be “glad” to discuss the topic with the Chinese authorities.
PM addressed to Ship Launching Ceremony
Shehbaz had earlier emphasized at the PNS Khyber launching ceremony that it was past time for the two nations to turn their relations into a strategic cooperation.
He exhorted the security specialists from both sides to increase base manufacturing capability in order to improve collaboration for regional stability.
Prime Minister Shehbaz urged Turkiye and Pakistan to collaborate on the manufacturing of solar, wind, and hydroelectric energy to reduce carbon emissions and open up new channels for economic collaboration. He cited enormous potential in the field of alternative energy in both nations.