Pakistani President on working visit to Turkey

Iran Materials 5 February 2007 16:07 (UTC +04:00)

(www.cihannews.com) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is scheduled to arrive in Turkish capital later on Monday for a working visit, in continuation of his talks on the Middle East and seeking a solution to Palestine and Iraq issues.

Ahmet Necdet Sezer, president of Turkey, will welcome Musharraf with an official ceremony before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara.

Musharraf's arrival to Ankara will be followed by a few-hour visit to Iranian capital Tehran, where he will meet President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad earlier Monday.

During his two-day visit to Turkey, Musharraf will hold talks with top Turkish officials. The ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, Palestinian problem being the first and foremost, is expected to top the agenda of Musharraf's meetings in Turkey, reports Trend.

Relations between Turkey and Pakistan as well as regional and international issues are the other topics on the agenda of his meetings.

In search for hopes for a strong collective push by the Muslim world for peace and harmony in the Middle East, Musharraf toured five Arab countries- Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and United Arab Emirates-last month, holding in-depth talks with their leaders. He also traveled to Indonesia and Malaysia, two major Muslim countries of South East Asia.