Tayyip Erdogan desires strategic partnership with Pakistan


NEW YORK - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Pakistan-Turkey relationship has transformed into a strategic partnership.

He was talking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York on Tuesday.

The two leaders emphasized on enhancing economic cooperation and working together for early finalization of the Free Trade Agreement for boosting the bilateral trade.

President Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey's commitment for continued endeavors for strengthening of the mutually beneficial strategic partnership.

They agreed that there is no military solution of the Afghan conflict and the efforts should continue for a regional approach for an internal political settlement in Afghanistan through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process.

Both the leaders agreed on the revival of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey Trilateral process for promoting lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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