Pakistan lauds Turkey for unwavering support on Kashmir issue

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Jan, 2021. 02:27 pm

Pakistan and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of cooperation in the education sector.

The MoU was signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Pakistan and Turkey also agreed to pursue a joint strategy at the international level on matters of mutual interests in order to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The two Foreign Ministers expressed concerns over the rising trend of Islamophobia and stressed joint efforts to protect Islamic values.

Both the Foreign Ministers also emphasized the need for implementation of the Pakistan-Turkey Strategic Economic Framework at the earliest.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also apprised his Turkish counterpart about the prevailing situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K). He thanked Turkey for its unwavering support to Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has launched an e visa facility for Turkish businessmen in order to bolster trade relations between the two countries.

In his remarks, the Turkish Foreign Minister said the Turkish people consider Pakistan as their second home. He hinted at continuing joint efforts for the promotion of bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Turkey.

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