Pakistan, Turkey reaffirm commitment to continue efforts for Afghan peace

Pakistan, Turkey reaffirm commitment to continue efforts for Afghan peace

Pakistan and Turkey have reaffirmed their commitment to continue joint efforts for peaceful resolution of Afghan issue.

The resolve was expressed during meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavasoglu in Ankara on Friday.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the Turkish Foreign Minister about his recent regional outreach to important neighbors of Afghanistan for promoting ties within the region and for peace in Afghanistan.

He noted with satisfaction that there is convergence of views between Pakistan and Turkey on important regional and international issues including Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the relations between the two countries are not limited to the two governments but extend beyond the horizons of culture, religion and love among the two peoples.

Speaking on the occasion the Turkish Foreign Minister said Pakistan has central role to play in peace and stability in Afghanistan and Turkey acknowledges the efforts of Pakistan towards this end. 

During the meeting bilateral relations, promotion of trade and investment and other regional and international issues were also discussed.

Pakistan, Turkey vow to further strengthen bilateral ties

Pakistan and Turkey have expressed the resolve to further strengthening the existing economic, trade and commercial relations between the two countries.

This was stated in a joint statement issued after the delegation level talks between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara today.

Both sides exchanged views on entire spectrum of Turkey-Pakistan bilateral “heart-to-heart” relationship and issues of regional and international importance.

Both sides underlined their abiding commitment fighting the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated their resolve to fight against the Fethullah Gülen Terrorist Organization.

The two sides underscored the need for resolution of Kashmir dispute through a sustained dialogue process and in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

They agreed that sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan could be achieved through reconciliation of all segments of Afghan society with support of the regional countries and the international community.

Turkey and Pakistan also reiterated their support for the settlement of Cyprus issue.

They called on international community to increase their support to the Palestinian people in realizing their quest for the establishment of an independent, sovereign and contiguous State of Palestine.

Both sides agreed to work closely against any attempts to malign, distort or vilify the historical image of Islam, its revered personalities, and its fundamental beliefs.

They agreed to convene the 6th Session of the Turkey-Pakistan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Pakistan at mutually convenient dates for further discussion on these areas.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to develop a joint economic strategic framework.

This five year Framework would identify potential areas of economic and trade interests of two countries.

Turkish Vice President Fuad Ouktay and Finance Minister Asad Umer will meet soon to finalize the agreement.