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FM Kh. Asif Holds Meeting With Turkish PM, President

Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif who is on a day long visit to Turkey held talks with Turkish President Recip Tayyep Erdogan,

Prime Minister Benali Yildirim and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on further strengthening of relations between Pakistan and Turkey and deepening mutual coordination on regional peace, security and connectivity.

During his meeting with the Turkish President, Khwaja Asif reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong desire for further strengthening strategic partnership between the two countries through increased cooperation in political, economic, defence and people to people ties.

President Erdogan reiterated Turkey’s unflinching commitment to broaden and expand brotherly relations between the two countries.

They agreed on maintaining regular high level exchanges between the two countries.

Emphasizing that lasting peace in Afghanistan was important for stability in the region, they agreed that Pakistan and Turkey would continue to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan.