The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underscored that the defence collaboration for the construction of warships is another milestone in Turkey-Pakistan defence ties.
According to media reports, the Turkish President has made these remarks while addressing the launching the practical work on third ship to be constructed for Pakistan Navy in Istanbul on Sunday.
The Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi also accompanied President Tayyip Erdogan at the ground-breaking of the third of the four corvettes for Pakistan Navy.
On the occasion, the Turkish President has said that Pakistan is our brotherly country with whom Turkey enjoys excellent relations.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that both Pakistan and Turkey are living in difficult geographies and both countries are facing similar challenges. He highlighted that Turkey would continue to support friendly and allied countries in the defence field.
President Erdogan also referred to his last year’s Pakistan visit and said the two countries signed a Strategic Economic Framework that would provide the necessary institutional framework to further enhance bilateral ties.