Turkey President Erdogan, PM Imran alternate Eid greetings, talk about ‘key points’
ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a telephonic dialog, exchanged Eid greetings and mentioned views on a spread of “important issues”, a press release from the PM Office mentioned on Saturday.
Both the leaders exchanged finest needs for the 2 international locations and peoples on the auspicious event of Eid ul Azha, the assertion added.
PM Imran congratulated President Erdogan on re-opening of Hagia Sophia for prayers and knowledgeable him that hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis watched it stay on tv.
Recalling President Erdogan’s go to to Pakistan for sixth session of High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in February 2020, Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s dedication to additional fortify bilateral cooperation in all areas.
He additionally appreciated Turkey for its position within the international battle in opposition to COVID-19 and for extending help to quite a lot of international locations, together with Pakistan.
The prime minister additionally briefed President Erdogan on the federal government’s technique to comprise the unfold of COVID-19 in Pakistan, significantly concentrate on saving lives, securing livelihoods, and stimulating the economic system.
Prime minister Khan and President Erdogan agreed to remain in shut contact on all problems with frequent curiosity.
The two leaders additionally mentioned the necessity for Pakistan and Turkey to collectively work for medication growth.
“The Pakistan-Turkey strategic relationship is underpinned by unique mutual trust, understanding and close cooperation. Pakistan deeply appreciates Turkey’s steadfast support for the just cause of Kashmir, which President Erdogan reaffirmed during his Address to the Joint Session of Parliament in February 2020,” the press launch added.
Erdogan reaffirms help on Kashmir
President Erdogan referred to as President Dr Arif Alvi to convey heat greetings on the auspicious event of Eid ul Adha and reaffirmed his nation’s help on Kashmir problem.
According to a press launch, Dr Arif Alvi highlighted the plight of Kashmiris within the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, and the Muslims in India who have been living beneath the shadow of fear and discrimination.
“He recalled President Erdogan’s unequivocal statement before the UN General Assembly and expressed the hope that Turkey will continue to raise its principled voice on this issue as the world approaches the first anniversary of illegal and unilateral actions of India in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir,” it added.
President Alvi mentioned throughout these troublesome occasions, the occupation regimes continued their excessive repression in Palestine and Kashmir. Turkish president assured that his nation would proceed to help Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir as each the brotherly international locations have related targets.
Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast help to Turkey on its reputable pursuits and warranted that Pakistan would proceed its coverage to offer Turkey with all potential help.
President Erdogan additionally invited President Arif Alvi to go to Turkey.