A Turkish delegation led by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan and Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi met on Friday as part of the historic visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad. Accompanied by Secretary, Maritime Affairs Rizwan Ahmed, Additional Secretary Nadir Mumtaz Waraich and Joint Secretary Kamran Faroq Ansari the delegation met with the Turkish delegation to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two sides. The Turkish minister emphasized on bilateral cooperation in the shipping sector whereby Pakistan can be assisted in shipyard operations by exchanging technology and experience, a press release from the Maritime Affairs said.It added Pakistani manpower will be given preferential opportunities in Turkish companies. Once agreed upon the details and other necessary protocols, bilateral MOUs will be signed to ensure expeditious implementation. The Turkish side also showed interest in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and expressed their support for infrastructure development of Pakistan. Pakistan and Turkey have a long history of relations whereby both countries have stood with each other in thick and thin. Zaidi during the meeting disclosed the salient features of Pakistan’s new shipping policy to the guests, which includes tax exemptions for the ships registered in Pakistan and preferential berthing rights…. Read full this story
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