Pakistan, Turkey agree for enhanced bilateral trade, defence cooperation

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, and Turkey Thursday underlined the need for enhanced cooperation in trade, culture, and defense, besides reiterating the resolve to support each other at regional and international fora.

The bilateral ties were discussed in a meeting between President Dr. Arif Alvi and the visiting Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Yasar Guler at Aiwan-e-Sadr here.

Turkish Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul also attended the meeting.

Welcoming the Chief of the Turkish General Staff, the president said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed deep-rooted relations which needed to be further broadened for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

He emphasized the need for increased cooperation in the fields of trade, IT, and defense.

The president reiterated that Pakistan would continue to support Turkey on Cyprus issue.

He also highlighted the ongoing human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by India and its involvement in the genocide of Muslims.

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