LAHORE : Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti and his delegation were called on Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Chief Sports Consultant ShahidFaqeerVirk and other officials were also present on this occasion. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti also invited Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya to visit Lahore.

The promotion of sports between Punjab and Istanbul and other important matters were discussed at length during the meeting. Both the sides mutually agreed to enhance efforts for the promotion of sports relations between Punjab and Istanbul.

Talking on this occasion, Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti said Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya has agreed to term Istanbul and Lahore as twin sports cities. “The Foreign Ministries of both the countries will complete the relevant paperwork in near future,” he added.

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Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti said that an exchange programme of popular traditional sports will be launched between Pakistan and Turkey. “The mutual friendship and brotherhood will further develop between Pakistan and Turkey through sports competitions”.

Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya, on this occasion said that Istanbul sports authorities will remain in touch with Sports Board Punjab for the growth of sports relations between both the countries. “Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti and his delegation offered wonderful suggestions for the expansion of sports ties between the two countries,” he added. 

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