FM admires Turkish support to Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi admired the Turkish support to Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue.
FM Qureshi appreciated during the meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the Plenary session of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Islamabad.
The two leaders discussed entire gamut of bilateral relations, and regional and international issues. Matters pertaining to Afghan peace process and tensions in the Middle East also came under discussion.
FM Qureshi lauded the Turkish support to Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that while in Pakistan, he feels like he is at home.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is addressing a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad — for a record fourth time.
At the start of his speech to a joint session of the parliament, the Turkish president said that he was thankful and happy to have had the opportunity to address the joint session of the parliament in Pakistan. “I am thankful for this opportunity. I am thankful to each of you individually for allowing me to address this joint session of Parliament,” he added.
In his address, Erdogan thanked the Pakistani people and leadership over the warm welcome he was accorded upon arrival. “It is my pleasure to speak to you. I am thankful to you for giving me the opportunity to address this house. While in Pakistan, I feel like I am at home,” he maintained.
Kashmir issue is as close to us as it is to Pakistanis
“Today, the issue of Kashmir is as close to us as it is to Pakistanis,” he said, reiterating his support for Kashmiris. “Our Kashmiri brothers and sisters have suffered from inconveniences for decades and these have become graver.”
“The Kashmir issue can be resolved not through conflict but through justice and fairness. Such a solution will be in the interest of all parties. Turkey will continue to stand by justice, peace and dialogue.”
Erdogan assures to fully back Pakistan in FATF
Erdogan has assured to fully back Pakistan in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). He said Turkey will continue to support Pakistan on important matters as in the past.