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Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is receiving Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan on his arrival at the Parliament House, May 21, 2012. — Photo by PPI

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan co-chaired the second meeting of High-Level Cooperation Council and agreed to boost bilateral relations in all sectors, particularly energy, communication, trade and culture.

The meeting at the Prime Minister House on Tuesday was joined by high-level delegations from Pakistan and Turkey who worked out details to strengthen cooperation in various fields.

Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan considered Turkey as its brotherly country and intended to seek cooperation with it in multiple areas.

The Turkish prime minister said his country was ready to expand the scope of its ties with Pakistan.

Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, Communications Minister Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan, Minister for National Heritage and Integration Samina Khalid Ghurki, Railways Minister Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan and Chairman Board of Investment Saleem H. Mandviwala were present at the meeting.

The first High-Level Cooperation Council meeting was held in Turkey in December 2010 in which Prime Minister Gilani represented Pakistan.

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