Pakistani PM urging upgrade of rail, road links with Turkey
Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Wednesday emphasized the importance of upgrading the rail and road links between Pakistan and Turkey and the running of fast speed cargo trains between Islamabad and Istanbul on regular basis, Xinhua reported.
Talking to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who arrived in Islamabad Tuesday night on two-day visit, Gilani hoped that both countries will engage with Iran for the early upgrade of rail and road links, the PM office said.
He said that both countries should strive through concerted efforts to raise the level of present volume of trade as had already been agreed. He emphasized that the Turkish government should encourage its private sector to collaborate even more closely with their Pakistani counterparts in key sectors like construction, infrastructure, engineering, energy, agriculture, telecommunications, mining and textile, etc..
Turkish prime minister invited his Pakistani counterpart to visit Ankara next month to participate in the Second High Level Cooperation Council Meeting with him to steer their unique partnership for expanded cooperation in multifaceted fields.