Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif, amid increasing debt burden and declining foreign exchange reserves, has invited Turkish investors and businessmen to expand their investments in different sectors of Pakistan. The premier is currently in Ankara on a two-day official visit to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
During a meeting with a delegation from the Anadolu Group, which included Coca Cola CCI CEO Karim Yahi, Chief Strategy Officer Atilla Yerlikaya, and Head of Public Policy Taylan Coban, the PM expressed his encouragement for the Anadolu Group to invest in Pakistan and provide job opportunities to the people.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatimi, and Pakistan’s Ambassador in Turkey Dr Yousuf Junaid were also present at the meeting.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Turkey is a result of an invitation from Turkish President Erdogan, who emerged victorious in the second round of elections held on 28 May. Upon his arrival at Ankara airport last night, the Prime Minister was received by senior officers of the Turkish Foreign Ministry and Pakistan’s ambassador in Turkey, emphasising the significance of the visit.
Pakistan, facing economic challenges, is actively seeking foreign investments to alleviate its debt burden and stabilize its foreign exchange reserves. The Prime Minister’s appeal to Turkish investors and businessmen reflects the government’s commitment to attracting international investment and fostering economic partnerships.
By engaging with the Anadolu Group and inviting increased investment, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif aims to leverage Turkish expertise and capital to drive economic growth and create employment opportunities in Pakistan.
During the ongoing visit, it is anticipated that discussions between Pakistani and Turkish officials will focus on exploring potential areas of collaboration, identifying investment opportunities, and strengthening bilateral ties. The outcome of these engagements may play a pivotal role in shaping Pakistan’s economic trajectory, leading to increased foreign investment and a revitalized economy.
In a time of economic challenges, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s proactive approach and diplomatic outreach to Turkish investors send a clear message of Pakistan’s commitment to enhancing economic cooperation and attracting much-needed investment.