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On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, and on my own behalf, I take great pleasure in conveying our warmest felicitations on your assumption of the office of Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey.

Your elevation to this high office is a reflection of the confidence that the brotherly Turkish people repose in your leadership and forward-looking vision. We have no doubt that Turkey would continue its impressive march towards peace and progress under your wise guidance.

Pakistan and Turkey are bound by a special relationship, nurtured by successive generations in our two countries. It is deeply gratifying that our close, cordial relationship continues to acquire strategic dimensions.

I look forward to working closely with you in further expanding the horizons of our growing partnership, serving the best interests of our two nations and the cause of regional peace, stability and prosperity.

I pray to the Almighty to grant your Excellency success in your new responsibilities and wish continued progress and prosperity for the brotherly people of Turkey.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

(Muhammad Nawaz Sharif)
Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

His Excellency,
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu,
Prime Minister of the
Republic of Turkey

30 August 2014.

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