ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pakistan next week to address a joint sitting of parliament on Nov 17.

President Mamnoon Hussain has summo­ned the joint sitting on Nov 17 and a session of the National Assembly on the next day.

An official of the Presidency told Dawn that the president had signed a summary regarding the summoning of the joint sitting of the two houses.

The Turkish president will arrive on a two-day state visit and will have one-to-one meetings with President Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

After the address of the Turkish leader, President Hussain will also deliver a speech.

Later, the prime minister and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Kurshid Shah will extend a vote of thanks to the guest.

The president will host a lunch in the honour of his Turkish counterpart.

Several cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding are expected to be signed during the Turkish president’s visit.

Published in Dawn November 12th, 2016