Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday assured his nation’s help for Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir situation in a dialog with President Arif Alvi.
The Turkish chief additionally known as Prime Minister Imran Khan on the event of Eidul Azha and the 2 leaders shared their views on a spread of points.
“President Dr Arif Alvi and President Erdogan exchanged Eidul Azha greetings in a telephonic conversation. Important matters including Kashmir and Covid-19 were discussed,” a tweet by Alvi’s workplace mentioned.
It quoted President Alvi as saying that occupation regimes have been persevering with their “extreme repression” in Palestine and Indian-occupied Kashmir even through the coronavirus pandemic.
“[The] Turkish President assured that his country would continue to support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir as both brotherly countries have similar goals,” in keeping with a second tweet.
Erdogan additionally invited Alvi to go to Turkey after the top of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whereas congratulating Erdogan on the reopening of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia as a mosque after practically 9 many years, President Alvi “reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast support to Turkey on its legitimate interests and assured that Pakistan will continue its policy to provide Turkey with all possible support”.
Prime Minister Imran too felicitated President Erdogan on reopening of the Hagia Sophia for prayers and advised him that “millions of Pakistanis watched it live on television”, in keeping with a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Workplace.
Throughout their dialog, Prime Minister Imran recalled Erdogan’s go to to Pakistan for the sixth session of the Excessive-Stage Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) in February and reaffirmed Pakistan’s dedication to “further fortify bilateral cooperation” in all areas.
“Pakistan deeply 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 2020,” the PM Workplace mentioned.
Erdogan’s contact with the Pakistani management comes days earlier than the world marks one 12 months since India revoked the semi-autonomous standing of occupied Kashmir and break up it into two federal territories, inflicting additional dedication in New Delhi’s ties with Islamabad.
Earlier this week, the federal government known as for observing the primary anniversary of occupied Kashmir’s annexation on August 5 as Yaum-i-Istehsal (Day of Exploitation) with full enthusiasm because it rolled out a spread of actions deliberate for the event.
PM, Erdogan talk about Covid-19 battle
Prime Minister Imran through the cellphone name additionally appreciated Turkey for its function within the battle towards Covid-19 and for extending help to quite a few nations, together with Pakistan.
The premier briefed Erdogan on his authorities’s technique to include the unfold of the virus in Pakistan and the actual deal with “saving lives, securing livelihoods, and stimulating the economy”, in keeping with a PM Workplace tweet.
The 2 leaders additionally mentioned the necessity for Pakistan and Turkey to collectively work for drugs improvement.
“The Pakistan-Turkey strategic relationship is underpinned by unique mutual trust, understanding and close cooperation,” the premier’s workplace famous.
It mentioned that Prime Minister Imran and President Erdogan resolved to “stay in close contact on all issues of common interest”.