National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser said that Pakistan enjoys historical friendly relations with brotherly Turkey.
Addressing the House, the speaker said that new ways for economic cooperation will be opened with the collaboration of both countries. He further called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as true friend of Pakistan.
Later, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Pakistan is my second home. Pakistan is on the way to peace and stability.
While addressing the parliamentary session in Islamabad on Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “I thank God for giving me this opportunity. I am thankful to each of you individually for allowing me to address this joint session of Parliament,”
“I am thankful to all of you for the way in which the people of Pakistan have welcomed us. I have never felt like a stranger in Pakistan; it has always been like a home.
“Today, Pakistan and Turkey’s relations are admirable for others […]. During difficult times, Pakistan has supported Turkey.”
Quoting a poem by poet Allama Iqbal, Erdogan said: “Yes, like the poet of Lahore, people were drowning in these emotions, people of Pakistan had supported Turkey.
“We can never forget this.”
Earlier on Thursday, president Erdogan arrived in Pakistan on two-day official visit in order to strengthen bilateral ties.