ISTANBUL: President Dr. Arif Alvi and the First Lady here on Monday participated in the inaugural ceremony of Turkey’s giant new Istanbul airport.
The President and his wife on the occasion also held informal talks with his Turkish counterpart and the first lady. President Dr. Arif Alvi was amongst 50 head of states who were invited by the Turkish government to attend the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul’s newly-built international airport.
President Alvi joined Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with other dignitaries to inaugurate Istanbul’s grand airport here. The President along with the Turkish President and dignitaries also offered dua on the occasion.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has championed the US$ 7.2 billion project in his bid to make Istanbul a global travel hub linking Europe, Asia, and Africa and turn flag carrier Turkish Airlines into an aviation giant.