ISLAMABAD/ANKARA- President Mamnoon Hussain  and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have felicitated RecepTayyip Erdogan on winning the Turkish presidential election to become the first popularly-elected head of state in the history of the Turkish Republic.

President Mamnoon Hussain in his message said: “I take great pleasure in extending to you my warm and sincere felicitations on your victory in the Presidential elections held on 10 August 2014. The transformation in Turkey in the last decade under your leadership has manifested in your commendable victory at the Presidential elections. We wish you and your Government more success and pray for the continued progress and prosperity of the brotherly people of Turkey. It is gratifying that the historic ties of amity and brotherhood between Pakistan and Turkey continue to strengthen with the passage of time. I look forward to working closely with Your Excellency to further deepen and broaden our strategic cooperation in all fields.”

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s message said “It is with profound pleasure that I extend my heartfelt felicitations to you and members of the AK Party on your election as the 12th President of the Republic of Turkey. Your elevation to the highest office in Turkey is a reaffirmation of the Turkish nations trust in your dynamic leadership, under which Turkey has made impressive strides in all fields. I am confident that under your sagacious and visionary leadership, Turkey will continue its march towards greater prosperity,success and stability. Pakistan and Turkey are bound by a deep-rooted, fraternal and abiding relationship. I have no doubt that during your Presidency, these bonds will further deepen and our strategic partnership will continue to grow from strength to strength. I once again congratulate you on this historic electoral victory and wish you a very successful term in office.”