Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasized that the defense cooperation in building warships is another milestone in the defense relationship between Turkey and Pakistan.
He is speaking for the start-up of the third ship built for the Pakistan Navy in Istanbul.
Ambassador of Pakistan in Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi also accompanied the Turkish President at the ground-breaking of the third of the four corvettes for Pakistan Navy.
President Erdogan said Pakistan is our brotherly country with whom Turkey enjoys excellent relations. He said both Pakistan and Turkey are living in difficult geographies but both countries are facing similar challenges.
The Turkish President highlighted that Turkey would continue to support friendly and allied countries in the defence field.
When talking about his visit to Pakistan last year, President Erdogan said that the two countries have signed the “Strategic Economic Framework”, which will provide the necessary institutional framework for further strengthening bilateral relations.