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Pak-Turk Delegation Level Talks

Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to pursue a joint strategy at the international level on matters of mutual interests in order to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

The understanding came during delegation level talks between Turkey and Pakistan at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad.

The Turkish delegation was led by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu while the Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

During the talks, bilateral relations, various aspects of multilateral strategic partnership between Pakistan and Turkey in various fields were discussed.

The Foreign Minister said corona pandemic has devastated the global economy the second wave of corona pandemic is proving more dangerous.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanks Turkish leadership for re-membership of un human rights council, FATF and Turkey's support on Jammu and Kashmir issue.

He said Pakistan is one of the few countries that not only supported Azerbaijan's position on the Kornokalabach issue but also called for the early withdrawal of Armenian forces.

The Foreign Minister said with regard to Palestine, Pakistan stands for a two-state solution.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held one-on-one meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Islamabad.

The two foreign ministers expressed concerns over the rising trend of Islamophobia and stressed for joint efforts to protect the Islamic values.

Both the foreign ministers also emphasized the need for implementation of Pakistan-Turkey strategic economic framework at the earliest.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also apprised his Turkish counterpart about the prevailing situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He thanked Turkey for its unwavering support to Pakistan on Kashmir dispute.

Earlier, Shah Mehmood Qureshi warmly welcomed the Turkish Foreign Minister on his arrival at Foreign Office Islamabad.

Turkish Foreign Minister planted a tree on the lawn of the Foreign Ministry.