Pak-Turkey relations are deeply entrenched in common Islamic heritage and values: Firdoud Ashiq Awan

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (APP): Pak-Turkey relations are deeply entrenched in common Islamic heritage and values.

These relationship are not only confined between the two states but also a reflection of an vast bonds between the people of two countries.

This was stated by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan while talking to Deputy Tourism Minister of Turkey today.

“We are proud the way Turkey has advocated the Kashmir cause as innocent Kashmiris deserved the attention of the International community particularly, the Muslim Ummah”, She said.

Firdous said that signing of two MoU on cooperation between PTV and PBC with their Turkish counterpart, TRT, will further reinforce ties between the two countries in the fields of media, information and culture.

The cooperation will enable both sides to exchange TV/ Radio programmes and help reinforce narratives to promote the cause of Muslim Ummah, she added. .Firdous also stressed the need for further  cooperation in the area of film and cinema.

Sepecial Assistant on Information and Broadcasting said that hosting the 6th High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) Session will prove to be another milestone in the old and deep rooted  bilateral relations which span over seven decades. “I am also pleased to see a Memorandum of Understaning on tourism cooperation being inked today as this subject is close to the heart of Prime Minister Imran Khan”, She added

Referring to the address of President of Turkey  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, she said it was encouraging to note that he highlighted the importance to boost ties in the area of investment and economy.She said that media can be an affective tool to promote cooperation in all sectors.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that development of Pakistan tourism sector is our key priority and formal collaboration in this sector would afford us an opportunity to learn from Turkish experiences and best practices.

Dr. Serdar Cam said that all the Turkish delegates are happy to be here in our second home, Pakistan. He said that all departments and organizations are ready to extend cooperation to their Pakistani counterparts in the field of tourism. There is lot of scope for promotion of tourism in Pakistan, he said.

“I wish and desire more and more Turkish people visit Pakistan as tourists”, Deputy Minister for Tourism, said. He said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy a unique history of solidarity and cooperation in areas mutually beneficial for the people of both countries.

Dr. Serdar Cam also extended an invitation to the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on I&B to visit Turkey.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Akbar Durrani (TI), Secretary I&B, Mr. Amir Manzoor, Managing Director, PTVC, Ms. Samina Waqar, Director General, PBC and Mr. Saeed Javed, DG External Publicity Wing, M/o Information and Broadcasting.

Source: VNS Islamabad