Pakistan, Turkiye Commit to Strengthening Ties and Regional Peace

Pakistan, Turkiye Commit to Strengthening Ties and Regional Peace

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20 /DNA/ – Chairman Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said that Pakistan and Turkiye share the same vision for regional development, peace, and prosperity. He shared these views in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan at the Parliament House on Monday. The Foreign Minister visited the Chairman Senate to discuss ways to boost cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting, they talked about strengthening their relationship to benefit both sides. They also discussed international and regional issues of mutual interest.

Chairman Senate emphasized the strong bond between Pakistan and Turkiye, calling Turkiye a brotherly Muslim country. He highlighted the close ties between their people, based on shared religious and cultural values. He praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his leadership and his role in supporting the Muslim community worldwide.

Gilani recalled his visit to Turkiye as Prime Minister of Pakistan, appreciating the hospitality and strong relations between the two nations.

He called for increased trade between Pakistan and Turkiye, inviting Turkish businessmen to explore opportunities in Pakistan. He thanked Turkiye for its support of Pakistan at international forums, especially regarding the issue of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Gilani condemned the bombing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza, calling it a grave violation of human rights. He stressed the need for joint efforts to establish lasting peace in the Middle East and Palestine.

The Turkish Foreign Minister reaffirmed Turkiye’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations. He expressed readiness to enhance parliamentary exchanges and improve people-to-people contact between the two nations.

Senator Irfan Siddiqui, Senator Sherry Rehman, and Secretary Senate Syed Hasnain Haider were also present during the meeting.