Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan and Turkey enjoy fraternal ties based on common and shared bonds of history, culture, traditions, religion and social values. He was talking to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Islamabad Tuesday.
PM Nawaz extended warmest congratulations to the Turkish leadership and people for their triumph against the assault on democracy on 15th of last month.
Reaffirming solidarity with Turkey in its fight against terrorism, the PM Nawaz reiterated deep sympathies and condolences over the loss of precious lives in the terrorist attack at the Ataturk International Airport.
He said that, Pakistan has also suffered greatly from terrorism. The ongoing military operation “Zarb-e-Azb” and the National Action Plan have yielded highly positive results.
Pakistan’s Premier also said that, the determination with which we have undertaken the operation has been lauded by the international community, including Turkey.
PM Sharif expressed confidence that the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council is playing an instrumental role in providing strategic direction to the development of bilateral relationship between the two countries. He appreciated Turkey’s steadfast support to Pakistan’s quest for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed gratitude for the solidarity shown by Pakistani leadership with the government and people of Turkey during the attempted coup.
He said that, both the countries need to further enhance the bilateral relationship between the two countries by fully exploiting the available potential.
The Turkish foreign minister said that Pakistan was one of the first countries to strongly and unequivocally condemn the attempted coup and express support and solidarity for President Erdogan and democracy in Turkey. -RadioPakistan