ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey today (Sunday) have agreed to stay in close contact on all issues of common interest.
The agreement was reached during a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Matters pertaining to mutual interests were discussed during the telephonic conversation. Both leaders also exchanged views on a range of important issues.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also congratulated Turkish President on re-opening of Hagia Sophia for prayers. “Pakistan-Turkey strategic relationship is underpinned by unique mutual trust, understanding, and close cooperation,” PM Imran asserted.
The premier further said that Pakistan deeply appreciates Turkey’s steadfast support for the just cause of Kashmir, which Turkish President reaffirmed during his address to the joint session of Parliament in February 2020.
The Prime Minister also briefed the Turkish President about the PTI-led federal government’s strategy to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan’s strategy particularly focuses on saving lives and securing livelihoods.
PM Imran and Turkish President also discussed the need for Pakistan and Turkey to jointly work for medicine development in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.