ISLAMABAD:(APS)May 6, 2017- Pakistan and Turkey mutually agreed on extending their mutual cooperation in different arenas particularly to enhance their competitiveness in civil aviation. It was decided in a meeting between Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan S. Babur Girjin here in Islamabad on Friday. Besides, Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi and other officials were also present on this occasion. Matters of mutual interests to strengthening the ties between both countries particularly related to aviation industry were also discussed in a meeting. Advisor to Prime Minister highlighted the various steps underway for ongoing advancement of National Airline specifically flights safety, punctuality, ground handling, maintenance and induction of latest technology as well for the promotion of Aviation.
Ambassador of Turkey highly appreciated all endeavors taken by the incumbent Government and Advisor to Prime Minister in this regard. Advisor to PM Sardar Mehtab Ahmad acknowledged the significant and protagonist contribution of Turkey in the region under the leadership of Tayyip Erdogan and expressed that being functioning democracies, Pakistan and Turkey are important icons of Muslim community and they owe important geographical positions in the region. Advisor also shared that both countries are bound with fraternal ties which should be cultivated constantly in order to promote mutual interests. He also added that both countries always strived to ripen mutual understanding not only with their neighborhood countries but also with Islamic Ummah. Advisor to Prime Minister Sardar Mehtab Ahmad further shared that Pakistan always wants to establish a close relations with Turkey by removing all gaps and barriers as per the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif which are poised to become stronger in coming years.
In the meeting, it was mutually decided that In order to follow a fast pace sustainable development model and to embark on solid infrastructure of aviation sector, both counties should exchange the skills and technology to upgrade the competiveness and performance of aviation industry.