Erdogan Congratulates Asif Zardari on becoming President

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan felicitated his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on assuming the office of the head of the state and exchanged views on bilateral ties.

The President’s Secretariat, in a statement, said both presidents exchanged views on matters of bilateral importance and underscored the need for further improving cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

President Zardari thanked the Turkish president for his telephone call and warm wishes.

“President Asif Ali Zardari wished Happy Ramadan to Turkish nation and desired to see the role of Turkish women in the Islamic world,” read the statement.

He also desired to soon invite President Erdogan to visit Pakistan.

Asif Zardari was elected as the country’s president for the second term last week with an overwhelming majority after securing 411 electoral votes from parliament and all four provincial assemblies.

Besides the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the newly elected president had the backing of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) and other smaller parties.

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