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On the auspicious occasion of the 93rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif sent message of felicitation to his Turkish counterpart, His Excellency Mr. Binali Yildirim. The message reads as follows:

The message reads as follows:


On behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, and on my own behalf, I wish to extend to Your Excellency and the fraternal people of Turkey, our warmest felicitations on the auspicious occasion of the 93rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Turkish Republic.

The heroic struggle by the Turkish people against the heinous coup attempt of 15 July has recorded a new chapter in the annals of history – illustrating again the invincibility of the power of the people. We remember in our prayers all those who laid down their lives in defence of Turkey’s democracy and stability. As always in our shared history, the people of Pakistan were shoulder-to-shoulder with their Turkish brethren throughout this juncture.

The special relationship between Pakistan and Turkey is founded on unparalleled warmth, cordiality and mutual trust. We remain committed to further enriching these abiding ties and forging a strong, multi-dimensional strategic partnership. To that end, I look forward to working ever closely with Your Excellency in the years ahead.

I take this opportunity to convey our best wishes for Your Excellency’s health and happiness and for the continued progress and prosperity of the brotherly people of Turkey.

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

31 October 2016

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