Turkish President Erdogan said in a joint session of parliament, “never felt alien in Pakistan, relations between Pakistan and Turkey are enviable.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at Parliament House to address a joint session of Parliament.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and Speaker National Assembly Assad Qaiser welcomed the distinguished guest.
The Joint Chief of Staff Committee was also present in the Parliament.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI along with Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani & Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser received Turkish President @RTErdogan upon arrival at the Parliament House.#PMImranKhan #ErdoganInPakistan pic.twitter.com/r6xP385NDG
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) February 14, 2020
All the members of the parliament stood in their seats and welcomed the Turkish president. On this occasion, the national anthem of the two countries was also played.
The proceedings of Parliament began with the recitation of the Holy Quran.
Speaker National Assembly Assad Qaiser welcomed the Turkish President and said, “Erdogan is the true leader of the Muslim world.”
“Pakistani Nation and this house welcome the Turkish President Erdogan,” he added.
Turkish President said, “Thanks for providing the opportunity to address.”
“I salute all Pakistanis on behalf of the Turkish people.” Turkey’s President said.
The Turkish president further said, “Pakistan is like my home and never felt alien from coming here.”
Turkish President said, “Pakistan and Turkey share a common religion, culture and values, our friendship is based on love, not on interest.”
“My Pakistani brothers and sisters! Our relationship is based on brotherhood,” he said
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— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) February 14, 2020
“Pakistan’s success is the success of Turkey,” he added.
Turkish President added, “I thank Allah for uniting the leadership of both countries, Pakistan’s suffering is our sorrow, Pakistan’s happiness is our happiness.”
He said, “Kashmir is the same for us as for Pakistan.”
“The spirit and role of Muslims in the subcontinent cannot be forgotten in the Turkish independence movement,” he said.
“The supporters’ rallies of Lahore during the struggle of the Turkish nation cannot forget,” he added.
President Erdogan further said, “Allama Iqbal is very dear to Turkish people, Pakistani people cut their belly and help Turkish people who will never forget.”