Pakistan, Turkey agree to boost bilateral ties

Pakistan, Turkey agree to boost bilateral ties

Tayyab Ardagan News

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Turkish President
Recep Tayyab Ardagan have agreed on joint cooperation between the
two countries for further deepening trade and defense relations.

 An understanding to this effect came during a meeting between the
two leaders at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Wednesday evening.

Moreover, the two Presidents had one on one meeting which was followed by
delegation level meeting.

The President also thanked Turkey for its strong support for Pakistan’s
Nuclear Suppliers’ Group membership.

Defense cooperation

On the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain alsoproposed to conclude a
comprehensive and long-term “Framework Agreement for Defense Cooperation”
between Pakistan and Turkey which was agreed by the visiting dignitary.

He also expressed satisfaction at Turkey’s cooperation for its Submarine upgrade and
acquiring of Super Mushak trainer aircraft from Pakistan.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on this occasion also said bilateral defense cooperation
between the two countries will grow further in the coming days.

Kashmir issue discussed

The two leaders agreed that Kashmir dispute should be resolved in
accordance with the resolutions of United Nations.

Expressing concern over human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir,
President Mamnoon Hussain also called for an inquiry of these atrocities under the UN auspices.

The President also thanked Turkish President on Turkey’s support on Kashmir
issue and reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Turkey’s position on Cyprus and
hoped that the issue will be resolved soon.

Bilateral trade ties

President Mamnoon Hussain also emphasized the need to enhance bilateral trade ties.

Furthermore, he hoped that Turkish investors will invest in Pakistan’s energy and
infrastructure sectors.

The two leaders also condemned terrorism in all its manifestation and reiterated
the resolve that Pakistan and Turkey will continue to cooperate with each
other for elimination of terrorism.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said that Turkish people would resolutely
defeat terrorists belonging to PKK and Daesh.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan further commended the resolve of Pakistani nation
and Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism and hoped that peace will
soon be completely restored in Pakistan.

Moreover, on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain proposed to celebrate the 70th
year of Pakistan-Turkey Diplomatic Relations in a befitting manner through
exchange of high-level visits, issuance of joint commemorative stamps and
cultural exchanges to which Turkish President agreed.

President Mamnoon Hussain apprised his Turkish counterpart about developments
related to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and said that this mega project
will be a source of progress and stability in South Asia, Central Asia and Middle East.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan also expressed pleasure at fast paced
development in regard to CPEC and said Turkey believes that this project will
become a source of international peace and stability.

Earlier, upon arrival, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was warmly received by
President Mamnoon Hussain at the main entrance of the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

On the occasion, children clad in traditional dress presented bouquets to
the visiting dignitary. President Mamnoon Hussain also hosted a banquet
in the honour of President Recep Tayyab Ardagan.

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