Turkey al­ways stood by Pak­istan in the hour of trial, as­serts Qureshi

Pak­istan, Turkey for en­hanced trade, se­cu­rity co­op­er­a­tion for re­gional peace, sta­bil­ity

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan and Turkey have agreed to fur­ther bol­ster their trade, eco­nomic, in­vest­ment and de­fense re­la­tions.

The un­der­stand­ing came dur­ing del­e­ga­tion level talks be­tween both the coun­tries in Is­lam­abad on Fri­day in which For­eign Min­is­ter Shah Mah­mood Qureshi rep­re­sented Pak­istani side while the Turk­ish side by its For­eign Min­is­ter Mev­lut Cavu­soglu.

Ad­dress­ing a joint news con­fer­ence Mev­lut Cavu­soglu on Fri­day as­sured Pak­istani coun­ter­part Shah Mehmood Qureshi of his coun­try's sup­port in the bid to find a peace­ful solution to the Kash­mir is­sue.

Cavu­soglu, who ar­rived in Is­lam­abad on Thurs­day for high-level dis­cus­sions with Pak­istani of­fi­cials, held a meet­ing with FM Qureshi at the For­eign Of­fice to­day, fol­low­ing which the two ad­dressed a joint press con­fer­ence.

FM Qureshi said that Turkey has agreed to sup­port Pak­istan's bid for a peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of the Kash­mir is­sue at the UN. "At the United Na­tions con- fer­ence there will be a sep­a­rate con­fer­ence on Kash­mir on the side. It hap­pens ev­ery year but it is dif­fer­ent this time be­cause a new UN re­port has come out which sheds light on the In­diaoc­cu­pied Kash­mir.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs Makhdoom Shah Mah­mood Qureshi and his Turk­ish coun­ter­part Mev­lut Cavu­soglu shak­ing hands.

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