Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrives in Islamabad

Turkish FM’s visit will further strengthen Pakistan-Turkey ties

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday night on a three-day official visit. He was received by senior officials from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry and Turkish ambassador Mustafa Yurdakul at the airport.

This is his third official visit to Pakistan in the last two-and-a-half years.

He will meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Dr Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Engagements in Islamabad

During his third trip to Pakistan recently, the foreign minister will discuss bilateral relations, review, and regional and global issues, among a number of other matters of importance, with the Pakistani officials.

The two Foreign Ministers will review the “entire gamut of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues,” according to the Foreign Ministry statement.

officially inaugurate the new compound of Turkey‘s Consulate General in Karachi. There will also be “regular high-level exchanges between the two countries”, according to Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs.

During the visit, preparations of Seventh Turkey-Pakistan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) meeting will also be coordinated. The HLSCCis the highest-level decision-making forum, providing strategic direction to further boost the partnership.

Brotherly Nations

“The fraternal relations between Pakistan and Turkey are deeply embedded in common faith, culture, and history and underpinned by exceptional mutual trust and respect,” said the foreign office. “Forthcoming visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister will help further deepen the bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in multiple areas.”

Pakistan and Turkey have always enjoyed a strong bond, which is growing stronger by the day. Over the years, both countries have been working together on multiple levels. Turkey has been a strong proponent of the Kashmir cause on the international platforms and has supported Pakistan’s calls for a plebiscite to help the people to make a call on their own future.  The latest visit should further strengthen the friendship between the two countries.  

“Turkey is an important member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir and has been consistently supporting the cause of self-determination of the Kashmiri people,” the statement read.

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