Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday stressed the need to develop strong economic partnership with Turkey.

The premiere was talking to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who called on him in Islamabad.

During the meeting, they resolved to further trade, investment, defence, educational and cultural cooperation.

Imran stressed the importance of transforming Pakistan-Turkey relations into a robust economic partnership.

They also discussed Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relations and regional and international issues.

The Prime Minister thanked Turkey for its steadfast support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and highlighted the detrimental Indian actions posing a threat to peace and security.

In the regional context, the prime minister underscored the importance Pakistan attached to a peaceful solution of the conflict in Afghanistan. In this regard, he highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process and the imperative for all Afghan stakeholders to work for bringing down violence leading to ceasefire and securing an inclusive and broad-based political settlement.

The Prime Minister emphasised the importance of working to combat Islamophobia and promote better understanding of the reverence Muslims have for the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

It was agreed to maintain high-level exchanges and further build Pakistan-Turkey strategic relationship to the mutual benefit of the two countries and peoples.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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