World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu received Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Cankaya Palace. The two leaders were assisted by senior members of their respective delegations during their detailed discussions. Afterwards, they addressed a joint press conference.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the deteriorating situation in Yemen needed immediate attention. He added that Pakistan would make all possible efforts to help resolve the issue in a peaceful manner. He reiterated the stance that Saudi Arabia is a close friend and that Pakistan attaches great importance to its security and territorial integrity. He informed his Turkish counterpart about the recent visit of a high-level Pakistani delegation, led by the Minister for Defense, to Saudi Arabia.
“We agreed to call upon the warring factions in Yemen to resolve the differences peacefully,” said the Prime Minister. He added that Pakistan and Turkey agreed to work together in their common resolve to have a peaceful resolution of the current crisis.
The Pakistani Prime Minister stressed that Saudi Arabia is a close friend for both Pakistan and Turkey. “Our two countries agreed that we will stand by Saudi Arabia in its hour of need and shall extend all possible support in the defence of Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” The Prime Minister added that we also have close and brotherly relations with other Islamic countries in the region and attached great importance to their security and territorial integrity. He renewed the commitment that Pakistan would stay engaged with the Saudi leadership and those of other Muslim countries in the region for amicable resolution of the issue.
During their wide-ranging discussions, both sides reaffirmed the exemplary nature of Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relations and reiterated their resolve to take this strategic relationship to newer heights. Prime Minister Davutoglu also stated that the Turkish Foreign Minister would be visiting Pakistan shortly.
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