PM, Turkish president discuss regional security on UNGA Session sidelines

19 Sep, 2017 11:26 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UNGA Session in New York on Monday.

The two leaders had in-depth exchange of views about the strengthening of bilateral relations. They also reviewed regional peace and security situation.

The prime minister said that Pakistan-Turkey relations are based on common faith, values, culture, history, mutual trust and support. “Linkages between the people of the two countries had transformed into a strategic partnership that is strengthening with each passing day,” the prime minister said.

Appreciating the regular high level exchanges between the two countries and the institutional interaction through the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, both the leaders expressed satisfaction over deepening of cooperation through political, defence, trade and investment exchanges.

The two leaders emphasized that the two countries should continue to attach special focus on enhancing economic cooperation and work together for early finalization of the Free Trade Agreement for boosting the bilateral trade.

The prime minister said that Pakistan and Turkey extended support to each other on the issues of their vital national interests. He thanked the Turkish president for Turkey’s unflinching support to the struggle of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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