Karachi, Pakistan – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that they will increase contacts with Pakistan in the coming period, “we will further strengthen our ties and cooperation with brother Pakistan in all areas, especially in the defense industry.” said. Cavusoglu spoke at the opening ceremony of the new service building of Turkey’s Consulate General in Karachi in Pakistan, where he went for official contacts. Cavusoglu, who stressed that the Turkish people and the Pakistani people are a partnership of history, religion and faith, noted that during the Turkish War of Independence, the Muslims of the sub-continent have never forgotten the support of the Turkish people.
Cavusoglu noted that Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Muhammad Ali Jinnah inspired the struggle for independence of oppressed peoples, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy and Muhammad Ali Iqbal also played an important role in building friendship between the peoples of the two countries.
Cavusoglu, who noted that Karachi is the center of Pakistan’s trade, stressed that this place has been at the center of the Silk Road for centuries, one of the most strategic port cities in South Asia.
Cavusoglu noted that Karachi is a very dynamic city with extensive human resources, “so it is no coincidence that one of the largest consular service buildings in the world is located in Karachi.” said.
Cavusoglu stressed that the service building, which was opened, carries traces from Turkey, said: “this building also carries traces from Turkey. The stones on the wall that you see were brought from our beautiful city of Alaçatı in the Aegean. Again, this service building bears the architecture of Turkey and the countries east of the Silk Road., “he said.
Cavusoglu said that the service building will serve not only the Turks living here, but also the citizens of Pakistan.
Çavuşoğlu stressed that they would encourage Turkish firms to invest more in Karachi, “Today Turkish companies in many areas from construction to information technology from the defence industry, white goods and tourism, is active in many areas, from waste management to prepared foods., “he said.
Cavusoglu noted that today they had the opportunity to talk with the state prime minister and Governor about how Turkish companies can increase their investment here and share Turkey’s experience in many areas, including renewable energy, especially public-private partnerships.
Recalling that they held similar talks yesterday in the capital Islamabad with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmud Qurayshi and Pakistani President Arif Alvi, Cavusoglu said: “We will increase these contacts in the coming process. We will further strengthen our ties and cooperation with brother Pakistan in all areas, especially in the defense industry.” said.
Cavusoglu thanked the national and regional governments of Pakistan and the Pakistani and Turkish workers who contributed to the opening of the Consular Service building.
Minister Çavuşoğlu also thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for” personally pursuing investments for Turkey’s development ” and for his support in building embassies and consulates abroad.
Cavusoglu, who recalled that they will soon open a service building in the United States, said: “with these supports, we will have the opportunity to inaugurate the 32-storey Turkevi in New York, which we laid the foundation for about 3 years ago, with our president at the end of this year. the phrase ” used.
Cavusoglu noted that Turkevi, one of the tallest buildings in New York, will be open and serve Pakistani citizens.
Regarding the opened consular service building, Minister Çavuşoğlu said, ” I wish that this Consular Service building will also be a symbol of the unshakable friendship and brotherhood between Turkey and Pakistan, whose history is based on deep-rooted history., “he said.
Murad Ali Shah in his speech at the ceremony Prime Minister of the province of Sindh, Pakistan for the opening of the new building is not only important for Turkey, underlining that this is a symbol of the longstanding relationship between the two countries, he said.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail also pointed out that Turkish investment in Karachi will increase with the new service building.
Ismail, noting that the world is changing and Turkey has emerged as a new technology center, invited Turkish investors to invest in Pakistan.