PM Shehbaz urges Pak-Turkiye joint research to deal emerging threats


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that in wake of the common challenges and emerging threats facing both countries, Pakistan and Turkiye should work together through collective research and pooling of resources.  We believe that Pakistan and Turkiye should work together and deepen their partnership through collective research and joint development and pooling of resources, Prime Minister Shehbaz told Turkish Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview, published on Sunday, during his two-day visit to the country from November 25-26 to jointly inaugurate the third of four MILGEM corvette ships manufactured by Turkiye for the Pakistani Navy.

He said the exemplary, Pak-Turkiye relations were grounded firmly in common religious, cultural, and linguistic links and transcend political changes on either side. Over the past seven and a half decades, the prime minister said, the two sides have always stood by each other in the face of all changes.

Pakistan and Turkiye support each other on all issues of core national interests whether it is Jammu and Kashmir or Northern Cyprus. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Turkiye, particularly its leadership, for its principled support on Jammu and Kashmir dispute, he said.  Confronted by common challenges and new and emerging threats, Pakistan and Turkiye have deepened their cooperation across various spheres, particularly in defense, Shehbaz Sharif said, lauding the Turkish defense industry which has achieved spectacular success under the leadership of President Erdogan, defying all odds and challenges in the past two decades.