By Arif Qureshi |August 25, 2016
Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called on President KOC Group Turkey Fatih Kemal Ebiclioglu along with delegation at the PM House on Thursday. The prime minister said Pakistan’s outlook for attracting Foreign Direct Investment was continuously improving and the improvement in security situation has enhanced Pakistan’s position as an attractive destination for FDI in the last three years. The KOC Group delegation was comprised Levent Cakirogiu, Hakan Hamdi Bulgurlu, Salih Arslantas along with Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appreciated the initiative of the KOC Group to enter into the Pakistani market by acquiring Dawlance, Pakistan’s premium home appliances company. Appreciating the current FDI from Turkey to Pakistan in energy, infrastructure, construction and services sectors, the prime minister expressed hope for substantial increase in investment from Turkish companies in future.
President KOC Group Turkey Fatih Kemal Ebiclioglu Appreciated the economic turnaround achieved by the present government and said that Pakistan was an ideal place for investment and his company is determined to further invest in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy. He said the acknowledgement of Pakistan’s improved economic credentials by credible International Financial Institutions the world over is indeed commendable. Pakistan has immense potential for investment which is bound to increase phenomenally in near future due to the prudent economic and investor friendly policies of the present government, he added.
Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin also met with Sardar Ayaz on Thursday. Speaker National assembly Ayaz Sadiq said on the occasion that Turkey has always been a friend in need and stood by Pakistan in difficult times. The Speaker underlined the need for enhanced interaction between the parliamentarians of both the countries for further cementing the fraternal relations between the two countries.
Turkish ambassador Sadik Babur Girgin on the occasion said that Pakistan and Turkey have unanimity of views on the political front and the cooperation between both the nations should be extended to all spheres of all mutual relations. He said that the culture and values of people in Pakistan and Turkey have much commonality and could be utilized for strengthening mutual relations and for the benefit of the people.
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