Turkey-IranChina Optic Fibre Cable to be installed

Turkey-IranChina Optic Fibre Cable to be installed


Pakistan and Turkey bilateral strategic ties are witnessing signs of further improvement with Turkey seems interested in further investments in Pakistan.

A bilateral road transport agreement signed between Pakistan and Turkey in 2003 is likely to become operational this year, it was decided on Wednesday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Ankara for a three-day visit.

The second meeting of Pakistan-Turkey joint commission on transit system was held under the framework of bilateral road transport agreement between Pakistan and Turkey signed in June 15, 2003.

Turkey will be assisting the road infrastructure project while Turkish Bank will finance the 147-kilometre Quetta-Taftan road.

An optic fibre cable will be laid connecting Pakistan, Iran and Turkey with China.

Both sides discussed various issues of mutual interest for strengthening bilateral relations in the fields of roads and transit system.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the fifth session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.