ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is addressing a joint session of parliament in Islamabad, reported ARY News.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, the president of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, and the president of the Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani, received the Turkish president upon his arrival in Parliament.
The joint session was convened by President Dr. Arif Alvi.
Several government leaders, including the governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail, the prime minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan, the special assistant to the prime minister of Information, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan and the prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK ), Raja Farooq Haider, also arrived before the joint session.
According to a statement issued by the media wing of the National Assembly, this would be Erdogan’s second speech as Turkish president and is said to be an important speech.
The Turkish president previously addressed the joint session of the Pakistani parliament on November 17, 2017.
After addressing the joint session of parliament, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will offer prayers on Fridays at the Faisal Mosque and then attend the Pak-Turk Trade Forum meeting.
The visiting dignitary also plans to have an individual meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. It is said that the duration of the meeting is one hour and fifteen minutes.
Both will address a joint press conference later today after signing different memoranda of understanding in various fields.
Erdogan will fly back to Turkey tonight after attending a dinner at the Prime Minister’s House in his honor.
Yesterday, Pakistan and Turkey agreed to transform fraternal ties into a strong and dynamic trade and economic partnership.
The understanding was reached during a meeting between President Dr. Arif Alvi and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Islamabad.