Pakistan plays his part in Afghan peace process, said Turkish FM
ISLAMABAD, Sep 23 (Asia Free Press): Turkey on Thursday has appreciated Pakistan significant role in peace process in Afghanistan and bring lasting peace in the war-torn country.
Talking to Pakistan state run television on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Pakistan has played an exemplary role in evacuation of foreigners including diplomats if different countries from Kabul after Taliban takeover Kabul last month.
Since Aug. 15, Pakistan has helped and evacuated over 14,000 people including foreigners, diplomats and Afghan national who worked with western countries during last 20 years.
Cavusoglu said Pakistan is a key actor for regional peace and Turkey has been sensitizing the world to engage with Islamabad for durable peace.
The Turkish Foreign Minister said that Turkey fully supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.
He added that Kashmir dispute should be resolved in the line with resolution of UN Security Council.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York today.
The two Foreign Ministers reviewed their close bilateral relations and discussed steps to further enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey in all areas. They also exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan as well as other regional and global issues.
Foreign Minister Qureshi thanked Foreign Minister Cavusoglu for the support extended by the government and people of Turkey to the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination, especially by President Erdogan including in his address to the UNGA session this year.
The Foreign Minister highlighted the need for sustained international engagement to support lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. In addition to calling for the urgent provision of humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, the Foreign Minister underscored the need for a coordinated approach to avert an economic collapse in Afghanistan. He also highlighted that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan will contribute towards promotion of connectivity and regional prosperity.
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