On Thursday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Turkey to express solidarity with the people of Turkey who were affected by a recent earthquake. This visit was made to show Pakistan’s support to its Turkish brothers and sisters in their time of need.
The Prime Minister was received by Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey, Dr Yousaf Junaid, and senior officials from the Turkish government at the airport. The visit is a testament to the deep, historical ties between the two nations, which have consistently stood by each other during times of trial and tribulation.
The Prime Minister, during his two-day visit, will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to personally extend condolences on behalf of the Pakistani nation for the loss of lives and damage caused by the earthquake. This gesture highlights the importance of the relationship between the two countries, especially during challenging times. It is worth mentioning that both Pakistan and Turkey share a strong bond, rooted in their common history, religion, and cultural ties.
During his stay, the Prime Minister will also visit the areas affected by the earthquake and interact with the Pakistani rescue teams deployed in the area as well as the quake survivors. The visit will provide an opportunity for the Prime Minister to witness firsthand the extent of the damage and show solidarity with the victims of the disaster.
The Pakistani government has committed to providing all possible assistance to the ongoing relief efforts in Turkey. This pledge is a reflection of the close and cordial relationship that the two countries share. Pakistan has a long history of standing by Turkey in times of need, and this visit is another manifestation of that commitment.
In a tweet prior to his departure, the Prime Minister stated that he was leaving for Turkey with a message of unwavering solidarity and support from the people and government of Pakistan. He also reaffirmed the spirit of brotherhood between the two countries, stating that Pakistan considered the loss suffered by Turkey as their own.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office also expressed its deep sorrow over the loss of lives and extensive damage caused by the earthquake. In a statement, the Foreign Office reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to providing all possible support to the Turkish government and people in their time of need.
Pakistan has been actively involved in providing aid and assistance to countries affected by natural disasters in the past. The country has a well-trained and efficient disaster management authority, which has assisted many countries in their time of need. The deployment of Pakistani rescue teams to Turkey is a testament to the country's commitment to assisting those affected by natural disasters, regardless of geographical boundaries.
the visit by the Prime Minister of Pakistan to Turkey is a reflection of the deep- rooted fraternal ties between the two countries. It highlights the importance of standing by each other in times of need and providing unwavering support to one another. Pakistan has always been a reliable ally to Turkey, and this visit is yet another example of the strong bond between the two nations.