LAHORE Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said deep brotherly relations exist between Pakistan and Turkey, and stressed that these relations should be changed into strong trade and economic ties. Turkey is such a friend of Pakistan which always stood with it in every hour of trial. The arrival of delegation of traders and investors of Turkey is a good omen which will promote socio-economic relations between both the countries. Vast opportunities of investment in agriculture, livestock, dairy farming, textile, energy and other sectors are available in Punjab. Investors of Punjab and Turkey can launch joint ventures in these sectors, he said this during a meeting with a 30-member trade delegation of Turkey, led by Resul Secilmis at CMs Secretariat here on Friday. Senior Advisor Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, parliamentarians, Chairman Pak-Turk International School and Colleges Unal Tosur, Deputy Chairman Fesihcelik, Regional Director Sadi Yildirir, Chairman Pak-Turk Business Association Sahir Rasheed and Member Pakistan Business Council Yawar Irfan were present on this occasion. The CM also said the spirit and sacrifice demonstrated by the Turkish government, people and investors while helping the flood affectees during last year were unprecedented. Turkish brethren set up hospitals in flood-hit areas and revived the spirit of Ansar-e-Madina by distributing medicines and food among affectees and establishing villages for them, he mentioned, adding that even Turkish Prime Minister and his wife appealed for collection of funds for flood affectees and sent millions of dollars to Pakistan, while senior officers of Istanbul Municipality remained present in flood-hit areas and helped their brethren in this distress. Such things reflect the love and affection of Turk brethren. Turkey has made marvellous development during the last 15 years and has become the 15th strongest economy of the World through hard work and this is due to the excellent policies of Turkish President, Prime Minister and Parliament, he said. While mentioning that vast opportunities for enhancing bilateral cooperation in various sectors were available in Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif said we needed trade instead of aid and were interested to enhance mutual trade relations. He cited that the modern slaughter house being set up with the collaboration of Iran was in the final stages of completion and its all production would be exported to Iran. Turkey, Pakistan and Punjab can launch joint ventures in various sectors including livestock, dairy farming, textile and energy. Pakistan can benefit from their experiences, he said, while asking Turkish investors to make investment openheartedly and if they face any problem in this regard, he not as a CM but as a Chief Executive Officer was ready to redress their problem.