Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was conferred with highest Turkish Civil Award Republic Order in Ankara Tuesday.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul conferred upon him the award at a special investiture ceremony at the presidential palace.
Speaking on the occasion‚ the Turkish president paid rich tributes to the prime minister for his contribution to bring further close the two countries. He said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy very cordial relations and expressed the confidence that these will touch new heights in the years to come.
In his remarks‚ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif thanked the Turkish president for conferring the highest award on him and said it is a testimony to the unique relations that thrives in the hearts of our two peoples.
The Prime Minister said both the countries need to work continuously towards exploring new vistas of cooperation in different fields.
Nawaz Sharif said he will work closely with the Turkish leadership in the years to come for collective good of the two peoples.
Earlier‚ talking to Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler‚ and other high security officials in Ankara‚ Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said his government would seek help and guidance from Turkey to rid the country of extremism.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan would learn from the success story of Turkey Police and expressed the hope that Pakistan will implement an effective counter terrorism strategy with the cooperation of Turkey. He said that Turkey is Pakistan s trusted friend and has come out of the same crisis Pakistan faces today. He said that Pakistan has the potential to deliver‚ and will deliver.
The Turkish Interior Minister said that Turkey can extend help to Pakistan in controlling cyber crimes and tackling the issue of radicalization. He added that Pakistan has vast human resources and right type of training and education would help a lot. He added that established institutions‚ corruption free environment‚ educated population and trained manpower have led to strengthening of institutions in Turkey.