“Brotherly” relations between Turkey and Pakistan should manifest in boosted trade and human resource development, participants at a seminar in Ankara said Saturday. 

The two countries, sharing “historical” relations dating to the Ottoman Empire, must strengthen the economic aspect of their relations, speakers and participants emphasized at an event hosted by the Turks Abroad and Related Communities Presidency (YTB) and a group of Pakistani students in Turkey.

“Turkey and Pakistan have stood by each other always in the most difficult times,” said Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, Pakistan’s envoy to Turkey.

With Turkey and Pakistan being important players in the

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