Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan Pledge To Promote Mutual Cooperation In Various Fields

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

13th Jan, 2021. 09:58 pm
Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan Pledge To Promote Mutual Cooperation In Various Fields

Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan have agreed to promote cooperation and people-to-people contacts in various fields, including trade and investment.

Another tripartite dialogue was held between Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan, dubbed the ‘Islamabad Declaration’.

After the talks, the foreign ministers of the three countries held a joint press conference, in which Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Turkey and Azerbaijan have close fraternal relations, the second round of trilateral talks took place today, the first round was held in Baku.

He said the talks focused on trade, investment, public relations and other issues, including security, and agreed to enhance trilateral co-operation.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the talks focused on addressing common challenges, human rights violations against Muslim minorities, atrocities against humanity in occupied Kashmir, Islamophobia and global challenges due to coronavirus.

He said that media, parliamentary exchanges, promotion of contacts between artists and tourists were also discussed.

“Global and regional security issues were also discussed during the talks. The three countries want peace and stability and development in the region. We are grateful to Turkey and Azerbaijan for their support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and to the Occupied Territories,” he said.

The Foreign Minister said that he had apprised the two Foreign Ministers of India’s plans to destabilize Pakistan through state terrorism in the region, while also referring to the ‘EU Dis Info Lab’ on the anti-Pakistan agenda through fake media houses.

He said that global and regional issues should be resolved in accordance with international law and UN resolutions, while the Negro-Karabakh issue should also be resolved in accordance with UN resolutions.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said during a press conference that Pak-Turk relations are very special and we fully cooperate with each other, our trade is only $800 million which can be increased.

He said that detailed talks were also held with Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that further steps were needed to implement the roadmap drawn up between Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to boost trade.

He said that in the trilateral talks, the three countries agreed to work together for security, stability and prosperity, discussed bilateral relations, transport and energy cooperation, while the tripartite meeting will be convened more regularly.

He said that the talks focused on the implementation of the decisions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ministerial Conference, expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri brothers and sisters and called for peaceful resolution of disputes.

Azeri Foreign Minister Invites Pak, Turkish Companies to Invest in Negro-Karabakh
On the occasion, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said that He is grateful to Pakistan and Turkey for their solid support during the Second Karabakh War, Pakistan and Turkey fully supported us and took a fair stand on the integrity of Azerbaijan, while the Azeri people waved the flags of Pakistan and Turkey to felicitated them.

“The three countries support the sovereign policies of the states, we reject terrorism and extremism, we support economic and trade ties and we are committed to working together in the public interest,” he said.

“Our foreign policies are in our own interests, there is a lot of scope for the promotion of cooperation between the three countries, the restoration of old trade routes,” he said.

He also invited Pakistani and Turkish companies to invest in the liberated areas of Negrono Karabakh.

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