Pakistan, Turkey agree to stay in close contact on all issues of common interest
August 2, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to stay in close contact on all issues of common interest. The consensus to this effect was reached during a telephonic conversation between the Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders also exchanged views on range of important issues. The prime minister congratulated the Turkish president on reopening of Hagia Sophia for prayers and informed him that millions of Pakistanis watched it live on television. Imran Khan said that Pakistan-Turkey strategic relationship is underpinned by unique mutual trust, understanding and close cooperation. He said that Pakistan highly appreciates Turkey's steadfast support for the just cause of Kashmir, which President Erdogan reaffirmed during his address to the joint session of Parliament in February this year. The prime minister briefed the Turkish president about government's strategy to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan and particularly focus on saving lives and securing livelihoods. They also discussed need for Pakistan and Turkey to jointly work for medicine development in the face of Covid-19.