An eight-member delegation of 111th National Management Course (NMC) of the National School of Public Policy (NSPP) is on a study tour of Turkey from 25-31 October 2019. Led by Dr. Mian Muhammad Jamil Afaqi, Chief Instructor of NSPP, the delegation comprises senior officers from both the federal and provincial governments who are expected to assume leadership role in government departments.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi welcomed the course participants at Pakistan Embassy Ankara. He appraised the delegation on the status of unparalleled and unique Pakistan-Turkey relations and their steady growth in all domains, including political, investment, defence, cultural and educational fields. He said both countries have a unanimity of views on major regional and global issues and always support each other on important national issues. Ambassador Qazi said though the volume of bilateral trade is not commensurate with the excellent political relations, efforts were underway to enhance commercial ties. To our satisfaction, Turkish investments in Pakistan are growing at a healthy pace, he added.
As part of their study tour, the Pakistan delegation visited various Turkish departments and institutions including Greater Municipality of Ankara, Small and Medium Industry Development Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Environment & Urbanization, as well as Bala and Altindag Municipalities with an objective to study local government, housing, urban development, water resource management, agriculture, health, transportation, and development administration of Turkey.