Pakistan, Turkey reaffirm commitment to continue efforts for Afghan


ANKARA: Pakistan and Turkey have reaffirmed their commitment to continue joint efforts for peaceful resolution of Afghan issue.
The resolve was expressed during meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavasoglu in Ankara on Friday.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the Turkish Foreign Minister about his recent regional outreach to important neighbors of Afghanistan for promoting ties within the region and for peace in Afghanistan.
He noted with satisfaction that there is convergence of views between Pakistan and Turkey on important regional and international issues including Kashmir and Afghanistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the relations between the two countries are not limited to the two governments but extend beyond the horizons of culture, religion and love among the two peoples.
Speaking on the occasion the Turkish Foreign Minister said Pakistan has central role to play in peace and stability in Afghanistan and Turkey acknowledges the efforts of Pakistan towards this end.
During the meeting bilateral relations, promotion of trade and investment and other regional and international issues were also discussed.
Meanwhile, to pay tributes to the founder of modern Turkey, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Mausoleum of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, laid floral wreath at his grave and noted his remarks in the Golden Book.
He said that on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, I would like to convey my deepest admiration and respect for Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. His glorious struggle and leadership for the independence and unity of the Turkish nation will forever remain a golden chapter in the annals of history, the prime minister added.


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