Pakistan lauds Turkey for its categorical stance on the Kashmir matter

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Oct, 2020. 11:33 am

Pakistan has reaffirmed its stance in playing a positive role for regional peace and security including the Afghan peace process.

According to details, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, during his telephonic conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavusoglu said Pakistan is determined to continue to play a positive role for regional peace and security including the Afghan peace process.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Turkish counterpart for his country’s consistent and categorical stance on the Kashmir dispute.

He said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the voice of oppressed Kashmiri people at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly and this has given courage and confidence to the Kashmiri people.

He said it is a matter of satisfaction that both countries share identical views on important regional and international matters.

The Turkish Foreign Minister was appreciative of the steps taken by Pakistan for regional peace including its efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

On the other hand, Federal Ombudsman, Syed Tahir Shahbaz while talking to Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul in Islamabad said Pakistan and Turkey are enjoying exemplary bilateral relations that have always formed to be mutually beneficial for the two brotherly countries.

During the meeting, the Ambassador to Turkey also presented a book on the 70th anniversary of Pak-Turkish relations.

Speaking on the occasion, the Turkish Ambassador said that the relationship between Turkey and Pakistan is time tested and cooperation at Ombudsmen Forum will further strengthen this bond between the people of the two brotherly countries.

Erdogan’s Address

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is vying for the leadership of Islamic nations, brought up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly.

He criticized the abolition of the special status of Kashmir last year saying that steps taken after it “further complicated the problem”. Erdogan said referring to the August 5, 2019, unilateral move by India to annex the disputed territory.

“We are in favor of solving this issue through dialogue within the framework of the United Nations resolutions, especially in line with the expectations of the people of Kashmir,” he added.

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