Pakistan PM Khan says he wants to strengthen ties with Turkey

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Erdogan says his country will host the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan for a meeting geared toward bringing peace to Afghanistan.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, welcomes Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan to Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Khan told reporters he hoped the meeting would bring "badly needed peace" to Afghanistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Imran Khan had twice visited the UAE past year, where he had held meetings with Emirati leadership.

"Pakistan has already been helping a dialogue between the Taliban and the Americans but it needs a much stronger effort from all the stakeholders, neighbors", the prime minister emphasized.

The announcement of a trilateral meeting comes amid US attempts to encourage negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured the Business community that their investments will be fully protected in Pakistan.

The visit will help explore new avenues of cooperation and collaboration between the two countries, particularly in the areas of economic, trade and commercial relations.

When asked to comment on the Trump's statement and whether there was any chance of the meeting between the two leaders, Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan looked forward to "positive engagement" with the United States at the leadership level. He said the present government will now actively promote exports and fully facilitate the investors in order to create job opportunities for the youth. We just paid it (to) Pakistan.

The Turkish delegation was led by its Health Minister Dr Fahrettin Koja.

A visit to the shrine of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is also on the premier's itinerary.

He conveyed his deepest admiration and respect for Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan. The prime minister will also address traders and businessmen.

Addressing a televised joint news conference in Ankara after official talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Khan said Afghans have suffered for decades and it is time for the global community to help bring an end to the war in the country.

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