ANKARA: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Saturday here joined world leaders at the inauguration ceremony of President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Prime Minister conveyed heartiest felicitations on behalf of the Government and the people of Pakistan to President Erdoğan on his re-election as President of Türkiye and wished him continued success.
Acknowledging President Erdoğan’s visionary leadership, the Prime Minister stated that Türkiye’s impressive strides in all fields during the past twenty years was most remarkable achievement.
As the Turkish Republic commemorates its centenary this year, it was befitting that President Erdoğan would continue to lead the great nation on the path to progress and prosperity, the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister also thanked the President for his efforts to promote regional peace, and for the President’s commitment to diplomacy and dialogue.
Reiterating his commitment to further strengthen Pakistan Türkiye brotherly ties and enhancing diverse strategic partnership, the Prime Minister invited President Erdogan to visit Pakistan to co-chair the 7th Meeting of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in Islamabad.
Pakistan and Türkiye enjoy historic relations that transcend the boundaries of time and geography. Both countries have always stood by each other in times of need while celebrating each other’s success.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb taking to the Twitter: “PM Shehbaz Sharif felicitates Turkey’s long-serving president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been sworn in for his third term in office at historic inaugural ceremony.”
During the ceremony, traditional music and national anthem of Turkiye were played.
President Erdogan was accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan.
In his remarks on the occasion, President Erdogan thanked the people of Turkiye for electing him for another term.
He urged people of Turkiye to forge unity and work towards a better future with collective effort.
“Democracy in Turkiye is strong. We will strengthen it further,” he said adding Turkiye wanted good relations with all countries and would play its role for peace and security in the world.
President Erdogan thanked leaders of the countries including PM Shehbaz Sharif for attending his inauguration ceremony.
High-level officials from 78 countries attended Turkish President Erdogan’s swearing-in ceremony.
The ceremony at the Presidential Complex was attended by 21 heads of state, 13 prime ministers, as well as parliamentary and ministerial-level representatives, and representatives of international organizations, including the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), NATO and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Earlier, President Erdogan took oath in the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye and began his new term.
He received his mandate from the Temporary Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkiye, Devlet Bahceli. After taking oath, Erdogan visited Anitkabir.
President Erdogan hosted guests at a dinner at the Cankaya Palaca, the former home of Turkish presidents, after the ceremony.
He is expected to announce his cabinet after dinner.
Erdogan won a presidential runoff election last Sunday with 52.18% of the vote.
Opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.82%, according to final results released by the country’s Supreme Election Council.