ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in US to attend and address the 70th session of United Nations General Assembly, held meetings with heads of different countries on Tuesday, said a statement issued here.

The premier met Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davuto?lu in New York, a day before his scheduled address at the UN General Assembly.

Talking to his Italian counterpart Renzi, Nawaz said overseas Pakistanis living in Italy are playing an important role in their country's development.

He urged the Italian companies to take benefit of investment friendly environment by investing in Pakistan. They also agreed to strengthen trade and economic relations between the two countries. Italian premier said that a trade delegation of Italy will soon visit Pakistan.

Meanwhile, during his meeting with Nawaz Sharif, the Turkey’s prime minister commended Pakistan’s successful fight against terrorism. He described Pakistan-Turkey relationship as heart to heart relationship. PM’s advisers Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi and IT Minister Anusha Rehman also attended the meeting.