Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
According to the statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the leaders of the two countries exchanged greetings and best wishes for Eid al-Fitr to the two countries and their people on this auspicious day.
Prime Minister Imran congratulated President Erdogan on resuming prayer in the Hagia Sophia Mosque and informed him that millions of Pakistanis are watching live on TV.
The leaders of the two countries also exchanged views on a series of important issues. Imran Khan reviewed President Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan during the sixth High-Level Strategic Cooperation Committee (HLSCC) meeting held in February 2020, and reiterated Pakistan’s presence in all areas. Further strengthen the commitment to bilateral cooperation.
Turkish Prime Minister Imran Khan also appreciated Turkey’s role in the global fight against COVID-19 and provided support to many countries, including Pakistan.
The Prime Minister briefed President Erdogan on the government’s strategy to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan, and focused on saving lives, ensuring livelihoods and stimulating the economy. The leaders of the two countries also discussed the need for Pakistan and Turkey to work together on drug development.
Imran Khan said that the strategic relationship between the two countries is based on unique mutual trust, understanding and close cooperation.
He also expressed his deep gratitude to Turkey for its firm support for the just cause of Kashmir, which President Erdogan reiterated in his speech at the joint meeting of Congress in February 2020.
The leaders of the two countries agreed to maintain close contact on all issues of common concern.