- Overseas ministers of Pakistan, Turkey, and Azerbaijan discuss “atrocities against Muslim minorities and Islamophobia”
- “Pakistan has close fraternal relations with both Turkey and Azerbaijan,” says FM Qureshi
- Kashmiri individuals “grateful for the support of Turkey and Azerbaijan”, he provides
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Turkey, and Azerbaijan have agreed to “resolve all global issues in line with the international law”, Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated Wednesday.
Addressing a joint press convention along with his counterparts from Turkey and Azerbaijan, Qureshi stated the three leaders talked about “the systemic and gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity committed against Muslim minorities, including the rising trend of Islamophobia”, in addition to the promotion of schooling and tradition.
“We agreed to resolve all global issues in accordance with international law,” he added, underlining that Pakistan had shut fraternal relations with each Turkey and Azerbaijan.
The overseas minister spoke of their discussions on cooperation between the three nations in commerce, funding, and different areas, in addition to rail, highway, and air hyperlinks.
Talking of the peace and stability within the area, which he stated all three nations wished for, Qureshi stated the Kashmiri individuals have been “grateful for the support of Turkey and Azerbaijan”.
“Our reverence for spiritual centers of Turkey & Azerbaijan transcend generations,” the overseas minister wrote on Twitter.
Turkey ‘growing our protection cooperation’
Turkish Overseas Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, alternatively, stated his nation and Pakistan supported one another.
“Pakistan and Turkey need to increase combined trade volume, [which, at the moment] is only $800 million,” he underscored. “We’re increasing our defense cooperation with Pakistan and we will continue to support and promote security, stability, and prosperity.”
Noting that Turkey supported fixing the Kashmir difficulty as per the United Nations (UN) resolutions, Çavuşoğlu stated his nation “express(es) heartfelt solidarity with Kashmiris brothers”.
The Turkish overseas minister expressed gratitude at being conferred the Hilal-e-Pakistan award, terming receiving it “a sign of brotherhood”.
“We want to increase cooperation in defense and various other fields,” he added.
On his Twitter account, Çavuşoğlu posted numerous updates, together with President Dr Arif Alvi presenting the ‘Hilal-e-Pakistan’ Award, signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), and the announcement that Turkey “will organize 7th Meeting of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in our country this year”.
“Pakistan is our second home. We are in Islamabad to further our excellent relations [and] will proudly carry the ‘Hilal-e-Pakistan Award’,” he wrote. “Turkey-Pakistan Dosti Zindabad.”
‘Our widespread values are faith and tradition’
Azerbaijani Overseas Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, in his remarks, spoke of the Nagorno-Karabakh area, inviting Pakistan and Turkey for reconstruction within the “liberated territories”.
Pakistani and Turkish firms have been invited to put money into the newly-liberated territories of Azerbaijan, Bayramov stated. “We are grateful for the support of Pakistan and Turkey during the Nagorno-Karabakh war,” he acknowledged.
“The common values of our three countries are religion and culture,” the Azerbaijani overseas minister added.
“Had a pleasure to meet the Foreign Minister of brotherly #Pakistan @SMQureshiPTI,” he wrote on Twitter.
“We had another useful exchange of views on the further development of regional cooperation, as well as various aspects of bilateral relations,” Bayramov added.