Web Desk Published: 4 June at 04:57 | Updated: 6 June at 04:57
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Presents Pakistani Mangoes as Gift at President Erdogan's Inauguration Ceremony
In a display of strong diplomatic ties, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan joined world leaders at the inauguration ceremony of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. During the event, PM Shehbaz presented President Erdogan and his wife Emine with a special gift - a box of delicious Pakistani mangoes.
PM Shehbaz conveyed heartfelt felicitations on behalf of the Pakistani government and its people to President Erdogan on his re-election as the President of Turkey. He also expressed his wishes for Erdogan's continued success in his new term.
During a brief conversation, PM Shehbaz informed the Turkish president and his wife about the speciality of the gift. He humorously stated, "I have brought Pakistani mangoes for you — half of them for my brother [Erdogan] and the remaining half for my sister [Emine]." Both President Erdogan and Emine smiled at the gesture, mentioning that they were already aware of the taste and sweetness of Pakistani mangoes.
Emine expressed her gratitude to PM Shehbaz for the thoughtful gift, while Erdogan appreciated the prime minister for accepting his invitation and attending the inauguration ceremony. The leaders highlighted the historic relations between Pakistan and Turkey, emphasizing the unwavering support they have provided to each other during challenging times and celebrated each other's successes.
President Erdogan reciprocated the warm sentiments and extended his best wishes to the government and people of Pakistan. The inauguration ceremony marked the beginning of Erdogan's extended rule, following his victory in a historic runoff election. In his oath-taking ceremony at the parliament, Erdogan promised to serve "impartially" during his new term. The event showcased the strong bond between Pakistan and Turkey, highlighting the significance of their enduring friendship.