PM Khan arrives in Turkey on two-day official visit

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"[The government is working to] make it easier for businesses to work, to ease doing business, and the cost of doing business". He said Imran Khan also brightened the name of Pakistan in the world as a sportsperson and hoped that he would do so in politics as well.

During the visit, he will meet the Turkish president to discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as regional and worldwide situation.

"Pakistan and Turkey have brotherly ties", Erdogan said, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had struggled hard for a change in Pakistan.

Pakistan on Thursday said President Donald Trump's remarks that U.S. wants a "great relationship" with Islamabad signals a departure from his stance taken at the beginning of 2018.

They noted their expanding defence cooperation and expressed their resolve to further strengthening the existing economic, trade and commercial relations.

Earlier, South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham, who is considered close to President Trump, told CNN in an interview that if Pakistan helped the United States in bringing the Taliban to the table for negotiations, the U.S. would focus on counterterrorism and the ISIS.

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Just a month ago, Trump wrote a letter to Khan, seeking Pakistan's help with stuttering Afghan peace talks and support in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table to end the 17-year brutal war in the neighbouring country.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured the Business community that their investments will be fully protected in Pakistan. Officials here believe that engagement at the highest level could help reduce the trust deficit between the two countries.

He said the Afghan Taliban have reportedly refused to enter into direct negotiations with the Afghan government. The premier laid floral wreath on Rumi's grave and offered fateha.

He said Mustafa Kamal was an epitome of courage, strength, resilience, forbearance and wisdom.

The prime minister will address a business forum and also hold meetings with Turkish traders and businessmen.

During the visit, the prime minister will also meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Prospects of collaboration in food processing, dairy sector and food chain management were discussed.

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