According to the Foreign Office, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to attend the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on June 3. This visit aims to reaffirm the strong relationship between Pakistan and Turkey, following President Erdogan’s recent re-election.
During his attendance, the Prime Minister will extend warm congratulations to President Erdogan on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan. Additionally, he will extend an invitation to President Erdogan to attend the 7th Meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Islamabad.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar will also embark on a visit to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium from June 5 to 13. The purpose of these visits is to enhance political engagement, promote cooperation in development, trade, and climate change, and foster relationships with lawmakers and local entrepreneurs.
In Sweden, Minister Khar will be a keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Furthermore, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is currently in Jordan to attend the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein. Following that, he will visit Iraq from June 5 to 7, where he will hold meetings with Iraqi leaders to discuss bilateral cooperation and crucial issues. He will also announce the establishment of a Pilgrimage Centre in Karbala to provide assistance to Pakistani pilgrims and participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Embassy Complex.
It is expected that the visit to Iraq will involve the signing of agreements related to the education sector, cultural cooperation, and visa facilitation.