The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan H.E. Arif Alvi made his first state visit after taking office, to Turkey, to participate in the opening of the third airport of Istanbul by the President of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 29 October 2018.
During the period of the visit, the President of Pakistan met with IRCICA Director General Prof. Dr. Halit Eren on 28 October 2018. Dr. Eren presented H.E. the President of Pakistan with the photograph album titled “Friend and Brother: 70th Anniversary of Relations between Turkey and Pakistan” published on the occasion of the 70th year of relations between Pakistan and Turkey. The album was prepared by IRCICA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. It is prefaced by H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, It contains historical documents, photographs and commemorative stamps. The materials were compiled from the state archives of Turkey and the archives of historical photographs of IRCICA. Altogether they give an overview of the exemplary friendship between the two countries.