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Erdogan appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to highlight Palestine issue

On his official visit to Turkey, FM Qureshi discussed issues related to bilateral relations and the situation in Palestine with President Erdogan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lauded Pakistan’s stance and efforts to highlight the plight of oppressed Palestinians at international level.

The Turkish president expressed these views as Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on him here at the Presidential Palace.

Foreign Minister Qureshi and his counterparts from Turkey, Palestine and other countries, will be traveling to New York to participate in-person in a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Palestine issue.

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During the meeting, issues related to bilateral relations and the situation in Palestine were discussed.

President Erdogan said Turkey would host the 7th meeting of Pak-Turk High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council to discuss cooperation in diverse fields.

FM Qureshi conveyed to President Erdogan a special message of goodwill from President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said the similar instance of the leadership of Pakistan and Turkey had strengthened bilateral relations between the two countries.

The foreign minister thanked the Turkish president for his strong and unwavering support to Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan observing Palestine solidarity day

Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Palestinian civilians and announced a day of solidarity with them on May 21.

Addressing a press conference in the capital Islamabad, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the day would be observed on the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan. But the question is: will it influence Israel which has sustained global pressure?

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All provincial governments, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and the Gilgit-Baltistan region will mark the event alongside the federal government.

“We assure our Palestinian brothers and sisters that Pakistan will continue to support them in their just struggle,” Chaudhry said.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk