President Erdogan applauds Pakistan's unflinching support for oppressed Palestinians

FM Qureshi appreciates Turkish president's categorical stance on Kashmir and Palestine disputes

News Desk May 19, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday applauded Pakistan's unflinching support for the oppressed Palestinians.

His remarks came during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who called on him at the presidential palace in Ankara.

"Turkey will host the seventh meeting of Pakistan-Turkey high-level strategic cooperation council," President Erdogan said while discussing the bilateral relations.

FM Qureshi said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy strong relations and share identical views on a host of issues.

He appreciated the Turkish President's categorical stance on Kashmir and Palestine disputes.

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Both countries reaffirmed that the international community had a collective responsibility to ensure necessary steps to address the dire situation in Palestine.

FM Qureshi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu urged the international community to restore peace and facilitate a just solution to the Palestine issue.

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The two foreign ministers further discussed ways to mobilise the international community to help stop Israeli aggression against Palestinians.



They also discussed the ongoing preparations for the 7th Session of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council that will be held in Turkey this year.

Qureshi reiterated appreciation for Turkey’s principled and steadfast support on the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He also lauded Turkey’s valuable efforts to re-energize the Afghan peace process.

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