President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan and turkey enjoy friendly and brotherly relations and hoped bilateral cooperation would be beneficial for Muslim Ummah and humanity. The President said this while talking to President, religious affairs of Turkey Mehmet Gormez who along with a delegation called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The President said the regular exchange of delegations between the two countries would further cement bilateral relations. He also appreciated establishment of Imam-Hatip school system in Pakistan and called for setting up linkages between educational and academic institutions of the two countries. President Mamnoon Hussain underscored the need to further broaden collaboration in the field of education between Pakistan and turkey. Mehmet Gormez said Pakistan and turkey enjoy strong bonds of friendship. He said there was no difference in the message of Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal and turkey’s national poet Mehmet Akif and both drew inspiration from Maulana Rumi. He thanked the president for taking keen interest in furthering bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey. On the occasion, minister for religious affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousuf and Turkish ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin were also present.

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