SLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan’s relations with Turkey would be furthered by promoting economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, DawnNews reported.

The premier said this during a meeting with a delegation of the Turkish Housing Development Administration (TOKI) led by the Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Population.

Prime Minister Sharif moreover said that Pakistan wanted to benefit from Turkey’s successful trade experiences, adding that his government wanted to take bilateral relations with Turkey to new heights.

The prime minister said that in order to improve living conditions in Pakistan, it was necessary to initiate the relevant projects.

The premier also announced that he was visiting Turkey on the 16th of this month and expressed hope that there would be significant progress in mutual sectors of interest between the two countries during his visit.