Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived Ankara on a five-day official visit to Turkey at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reported a private TV channel Monday. On arrival at the airport, the Prime Minister was received by Turkish Law and Justice Minister Mehmed Ali Shaheen besides senior officials of Turkey and Pakistan foreign office. Talking to the media, the Prime Minister said that his visit to Turkey would help expand multi-dimensional relations between the two brotherly countries. He said that during his visit he would attend the World Economic Forum scheduled from October 29-30 besides meeting with the Turkish leadership and world leaders to exchange views on promotion and strengthening of bilateral ties. He said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy deep-rooted brotherly relations based on common faith, culture, traditions and Islamic brotherhood. Both the countries have unanimity of views on regional and global issues and were cooperating in diversified fields, he added. The PM said that there existed a lot of potential for expanding bilateral ties between Pakistan and Turkey in the fields of science and technology, energy, oil and gas, environment, cement and construction industry and other economic related sectors for their mutual advantage. Gilani said that he would take the world community into confidence about Pakistan's friendly investment policies and woo the investors to take benefit of its geo-strategic location. He said that he would interact with world leaders, economic experts and heads of various international organisations attending the World Economic Forum. The Prime Minister said that he looked forward to the Friends of Pakistan's initiative to help the country steer out of the economic crisis. Pakistan is an important country and is at the forefront in fighting terrorism and extremism while spreading the message of peace to the entire world, he added. He would be the chief guest at the Turkish Independence Day celebrations on October 29 on the special invitation of his Turkish counterpart.     Earlier, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday left for Turkey to attract foreign investment and to lobby for the Friends of Pakistan initiative to help the country overcome its financial problems. The Prime Minister, during his five-day official visit, is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the Turkish leadership. "Turkey is our good friend and our relations are not only between the governments, but reach out deep at the people to people level," he told media before boarding his special aircraft for Ankara at the Chaklala Air Base. Gilani, who is visiting Ankara on the invitation of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he would hold bilateral talks with Turkish leadership aimed at promoting wide-ranging relations between the two counties. He said there was wide multi-dimensional interaction between Pakistan and Turkey and he will try to engage its leadership for further boosting cooperation in science and technology, energy and other areas. "We will also try to lobby for the Friends of Pakistan initiative" in meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. Gilani said he was looking forward to the Friends of Pakistan initiative meant to help the country get out of the prevailing economic crisis it was currently facing. "Pakistan is an important country and is at the forefront in fighting extremism and terrorism, while spreading the message of peace for the entire world." The prime minister will interact with world leaders, top economic experts and heads of various international organisations at the World Economic Forum in Istanbul from Oct 29 to 30. Gilani will take the world community into confidence about Pakistan's investment-friendly policies and urge the entrepreneurs to take advantage of its geo-strategic location. He will be the chief guest at the Turkish Independence Day, being held on October 29. This is Gilani's maiden visit to Turkey after assuming the office of Prime Minister. Federal ministers and services chiefs saw him off at the airport.