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Turkey and Pakistan sign nine agreements

22 May 2012 14:05 (Last updated 22 May 2012 15:42)
Turkey and Pakistan signed nine agreements including a joint statement envisaging high-level cooperation between the two countries.

ISLAMABAD 

Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and Environment & Urbanization Minister Erdogan Bayraktar signed the agreements.
The two countries put signatures on joint economic committee protocol, agreement on cooperation on renewable energy, framework agreement on cooperation on highway transportation, agreement on incentives of mutual investments, protocol on cooperation on archives, memorandum of understanding on establishment of technopark between ODTU and Quaid-i Azam University, memorandum of understanding on urbanization, and an agreement between Karachi Municipality and Albayrak Holding.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently in Pakistan, was formally welcomed by his Pakistani counterpart earlier in the day.
Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani held a joint press conference. Acting President & Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari will decorate Erdogan with an honorary doctorate degree at the Quaid-i Azam University in Islamabad.
Erdogan will separately receive the leader of the main opposition Nawaz Sharif and Chairperson of Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hassan.
Following the completion of his talks, Erdogan will proceed to Kazakhstan.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Acting President and Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari attended the ceremony.
Erdogan said there have been perfect friendly ties between Turkey and Pakistan.
Turkey and Pakistan had to deal with problems in this geography and also had to preserve their stability, he said.
Premier Erdogan said that Turkey and Pakistan would preserve their friendship in the future.
(Reporting by Hasan Oymez)

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