'Turkeu can act as leader of Islamic world'

Finance Minister of Pakistan Salman Shah said "Turkey can help the Islamic World in economic integration and be the leader of this entity."

'Turkeu can act as leader of Islamic world'
Finance Minister of Pakistan Salman Shah told Friday that "Turkey in the European Union (EU) process is a door for all Islamic countries to the West."

Speaking to the A.A, Shah stressed that "with its economic, political, contemporary, democratic, communal and cultural successes, Turkey can act as the leader of the Islamic World."

Shah arrived in Ankara on an official visit.

"Turkey has gone through successful structural reforms. The Islamic World of over one billion people can make use of Turkey's experiences," Shah indicated.

"The Islamic World has sufficient amount of natural resources, man power and markets. Turkey can help the Islamic World in economic integration and be the leader of this entity," Shah remarked.

"The Islamic World Economic Forum's next meeting will be held in Kuwait. We wish to have the following meeting in Turkey," Shah underscored.

Cooperation in defense industry

"Pakistan manufactures various products in the defense sector, including missiles. Turkey and Pakistan can cooperate in the defense industry and jointly manufacture tanks, armored vehicles, missiles and war ships. Both countries can manufacture these instruments in a cost efficient way," Shah stressed.

"Turkey and Pakistan have deep rooted, historical, religious, cultural and political relations. The people of Pakistan love the people of Turkey and define Turkey as a 'brotherly' country," Shah said.

"There is a great potential for the businessmen of Turkey in Pakistan and vice versa. Turkish companies can establish partnerships with Pakistani businessmen," Shah indicated.

"Turkish entrepreneurs can take advantage of Pakistan's geographical proximity to China and India. Pakistan, with a population of 120 million people, offers a great market for Turkish businessmen," Shah also said.

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