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Turkish President Erdogan hosts family dinner for Pak PM Sharif

Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a family dinner here in honour of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, media reports said on Thursday.

world Updated: Feb 23, 2017 16:57 IST
IANS, Ankara
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd right), accompanied by his wife Emine (right) with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his wife Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Wednesday.(AP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a family dinner in honour of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Ankara, media reports said on Thursday.

Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan and Begum Kalsoom Nawaz also joined the Wednesday dinner at the residence of the Turkish President, Geo TV reported.

Sharif, who arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day visit, will take part in the fifth meeting of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) on Thursday.

He will co-chair the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim. A number of MoUs are expected to be signed.

“(Sharif’s) visit to Turkey ... would further deepen the time-tested, unparalleled and historic ties between the two brotherly countries and would impart a strong impetus to their flourishing cooperation in diverse fields,” the Pakistan Foreign Office said.

Sharif’s delegation to Turkey includes minister for petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, minister for commerce Khurram Dastgir and Sharif’s special assistant on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi.

Sharif will also hold talks with Erdogan on bilateral, regional and international issues and visit the Turkish Parliament.

First Published: Feb 23, 2017 14:52 IST