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Nawaz Sharif to visit Turkey

Posted on Feb 12 2014 | IANS

Islamabad, Feb 12 : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is to embark on a three-day visit to Turkey from Wednesday for attending Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit in Ankara, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral process, an important platform for high-level dialogue, security cooperation, and economic development partnership, was launched in 2007.

The summit is taking place in the backdrop of important political and security transitions in Afghanistan, including Presidential and Provincial Council elections April 5th 2014 and the draw-down of NATO/ISAF forces by December 31st 2014, Xinhua quoted the foreign ministry as saying.

The theme of the 8th Trilateral Summit is "Sustainable Peace in the Heart of Asia." The last summit was held in December 2012 in Ankara.

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