APP63-17 ISLAMABAD: November 17 - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar discussing Economic Cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Yil Drim Turgul Turkes at PM House. APP

ISLAMABAD, Nov 17 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq
Dar here on Thursday held joint meeting with Yil Drim Turgul Turkes and Veysi Kaynak, Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey at PM House and discussed matters of bilateral interests between the two countries.
Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey congratulated the Finance Minister
over achievement of economic stability in Pakistan within a short span of time, said a press release issued here.
Ishaq Dar expressed his Government desire to further strengthen the
already close economic and trade relations between Pakistan and Turkey corresponding with close political and historic relations.
He praised business friendly taxation system of Turkey and showed keen interests to learn from Turkish experience.
Both sides on the occasion appreciated the exemplary brotherly relationship between Pakistan and Turkey.
It was agreed on the occassion that all necessary measures should be undertaken to further enhance bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
The Finance Minister acknowledged that government and people of Turkey were always the first to reach and help Pakistan in hour of need.
He said that, in recent years, the First Lady of Turkey had played a leading and exemplary role in providing help mitigate the suffering of citizens affected by natural disasters in Pakistan, including earthquakes and floods.
Dar said that Pakistan had achieved macroeconomic stability during
the present government, and now the government had focused on stimulating economic growth.
He said that the improvement in Pakistan’s economy had been recognized by multilateral international organizations and international credit rating agencies, in the form of raised growth projections and credit rating upgrades.
The Finance Minister praised the taxation model of Turkey and said that cooperation efforts are already being undertaken at the appropriate level to draw lessons from the Turkish experience.
The Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey congratulated the Finance Minister on achieving economic stability in Pakistan within a short span of time.
Deputy Prime Minister Yildirim Tugrul Turkes said that Turkey had undertaken its tax reforms in a business friendly manner, and Turkey would be happy to assist Pakistan in any way possible with its tax reforms.