Turkish Foreign Minister inaugurates new consulate building in Karachi

Mentioning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's vision for development, he said it aims to work for the growth and prosperity of Turkey and its friendly nations.

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On Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, inaugurated Turkey’s new consulate building in Karachi.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Çavuşoğlu said the new building is a symbol of Turkey-Pakistan friendship.

Appreciating Pakistani and Turkish architects, contractors, and workers who took part in constructing the new building, Çavuşoğlu said the Turkish Consulate in Karachi would continue to play its role in enhancing the commercial value of the metropolis.

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A mixture of Pakistani and Turkish architecture, the construction of the building began in 2017.

Mentioning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s vision for development, he said it aims to work for the growth and prosperity of Turkey and its friendly nations.

The Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, and the Consul General in Karachi, Tolga Uçak, were also in attendance at the ceremony.

Çavuşoğlu, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, also visited Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum and laid a floral wreath on his grave.

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“I commemorate with respect and mercy Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, one of the chief architects of Turkey-Pakistan friendship,” Çavuşoğlu said in a tweet.

Earlier, the Turkish foreign minister met with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail at the Governor House.

According to PTV, the two discussed bilateral cooperation issues in fields of education, health, science and technology, and trade.

Çavuşoğlu said the Turkish people have a special place in Pakistani people’s hearts as Islamabad and Ankara have always stood together in challenging times.

The two nations, he added, will continue to cooperate on all regional and international issues.

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Ismail, for his part, thanked Ankara for its longstanding support for Islamabad on Kashmir issues.

 

The governor also appreciated Turkey’s ongoing cooperation to develop health, education, housing, culture, and other sectors in Pakistan.

Çavuşoğlu also had a discussion with the Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah.

The Turkish minister thanked Shah for supporting the construction of the Turkish consulate in the province’s capital.

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