Pakistan, Turkey resolve to clamp down on terrorism
DAVOS: Pakistan and Turkey have resolved to clamp down on terrorism in various areas besides projecting Islam in its true perspective.
The consensus was reached during a meeting between Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Davos on Friday evening. The two leaders discussed economic ties, promotion of bilateral trade, development in South Asia, the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq and Middle East and matters relating to the Economic Cooperation Organisation.
Both leaders agreed to hold a meeting of the Joint Economic Commission before Mr Aziz’s visit to Turkey in June this year to prepare ground for substantial cooperation in various fields.
Later, the prime minister met Samuel Schmid, Swiss Confederation president, and discussed bilateral ties and the World Economic Forum. Mr Aziz expressed satisfaction over commercial ties between the two countries and said these should be strengthened further. It was agreed in the meeting that Switzerland would provide training facilities to Pakistan in human resource development.
The prime minister in his meeting with Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain, discussed the situation in the Middle East and Iraq besides Pakistan-Bahrain relations. Kamal Kharazi, Iranian foreign minister, also called on the prime minister and discussed bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Dr Supachai Paintchapakdi, director general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), also met the prime minister and discussed various aspects of the WTO regime and global trade issues. online