Ambassador of the Republic of Turkiye, H.E Mr. Mehmet Pacaci called on Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif here at his office in Islamabad today

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While speaking to H.E Mr. Mehmet Pacaci, Ambassador of Turkiye, Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif expressed satisfaction over common understanding on regional and global emerging situation. “Pakistan and Turkiye enjoy exemplary fraternal relations based on common faith, culture, values, civilization and historical linkages, mutual trust and support”, said Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

Minister stressed that the Kashmir dispute coupled with water crises has central role in India-Pakistan relations and a just solution is necessary for lasting peace in the region under UN Resolutions. He reiterated Pakistan’s concern on Indian Army cruelties on innocent people of Jammu & Kashmir, especially after revocation of Articles-370 and 35-A of Indian Constitution in August 2019.

Moreover, he also emphasized that Pakistan-Turkiye bilateral relations have been institutionalized under the forum of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) under Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence relations under High Level Military Dialogue Meetings.

Minister for Defence also appreciated the fact that defence engagement between Pakistan and Turkiye with focus on building Pakistan’s capabilities through defence industrial collaboration and regular exchange of Training, Delegations, Courses and Conducting Joint Exercises. Both sides showed satisfaction on various areas of common interest, including security, counter terrorism and tackling developing situation in the region.