Pakistan, Turkey ink several MoUs for cooperation in various fields

Pakistan, Turkey ink several MoUs for cooperation in various fields

Addressing a joint session of Pakistan's Parliament, Erdogan, who arrived in the country on a two-day visit, announced that Turkey will back Pakistan in its efforts to come out of the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which is meeting this week in Paris.

Erdogan added Turkey is ready to do "what is necessary" to improve relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. "Stability and trust are two indispensable conditions for development", Erdoğan said. He said we should not allow protectionism or trade walls between us.

"The Kashmir issue can be resolved not through conflict or oppression but on the basis of justice and fairness".

He noted that fraternal ties between Turkey and Pakistan had been granted to very few countries and nations of the world.

Speaking about the public debt policy, he said that Turkey was facing 72 percent of public debt, however, currently, it has only 30 percent public debt.

Turkey, China and Malaysia have been critical of India's move to integrate Kashmir with the rest of the country whereas the rest of the worldwide community have largely accepted the situation though they have voiced concern over the restrictions on communication in place since August.

In his record fourth address to Pakistan's parliament, Erdoğan also addressed the situation in Idlib, northwestern Syria, saying that Turkey's latest steps in the province's de-escalation zone are meant to prevent the Assad regime from killing 4 million oppressed people using barrel bombs.

"We have a model of offering Turkish citizenship to global investors", he said. I am thankful on behalf of my country for the support of Pakistan.

"CPEC projects should be explained to Turkish entrepreneurs and we are ready to work", he said. "We want to develop content with their [Turkey] cooperation to counter Islamophobia", he said as an agreement was also inked between the state-run broadcasters of the two countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan, cabinet members, parliamentarians from treasury and opposition benches, services chiefs and ambassadors attended the session.

"After the [Turkish] president's address to the parliament, I can safely say he [Erdoğan] can win the next election in Pakistan", the prime minister said. "It is my pleasure to speak to you". "Today, Pakistan and Turkey's relations are admirable for others".

"We will be facilitating the business community to invest in joint ventures", he promised.

In his concluding remarks, PM Imran thanked the Turkish president for his visit.

The Turkish president said inking of the agreements reflected the importance of the relationship between the two countries, adding that the two countries had agreed to bring the bilateral trade volume to $5 billion. "He said Turkey will continue to stand on the side of justice, peace and solution through dialogue concerning the Kashmir dispute".



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