ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has said that Pakistan and Turkiye will promote cooperation in various fields including economy, trade, culture and people to people contacts.
He stated this during his meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mehmet Paçaci who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.
Murtaza Solangi was of the view that Pakistan highly values its relations with Turkiye. Both the countries have always supported each other in difficult times, he added.
The Information Minister strongly condemned the recent bomb blast in Turkey.
Both the sides emphasized the need to further expand cooperation in the fields of media, drama and films.
Murtaza Solangi noted that film and drama can play a key role in improving the global image of any country. He pointed out that the plays of Turkiye are very popular in Pakistan.
We want to co-produce movies with Turkiye, he said adding that the Turkish filmmakers can benefit from tax incentives offered to the film industry in Pakistan.
The Information Minister said northern areas of Pakistan are rich in natural beauty and the Turkish filmmakers can film in these beautiful tourist areas. He stressed that cooperation between the two countries in the field of media is the need of the hour.
Murtaza Solangi said Pakistan and Turkiye should promote their culture together. In this context, joint films can also be shown at Pak-China Center.
In his remarks, the Turkish Ambassador said we want to bring Turkish films to Pakistan. He said his country is celebrating its 100th anniversary and we want to make these events memorable together with Pakistan.