Mamnoon, Erdogan call for recognition of Pakistan’s anti-terror efforts

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–Erdogan says Afghan conflict cannot be resolved without Pakistan

–Resolve to raise Rohingya Muslims issue at every forum

ASTANA: President Mamnoon Hussain and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Afghan issue could not be resolved without Pakistan.

Both the leaders expressed these views in a meeting in Astana to attend the first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology, says a Foreign office statement issued in Islamabad Sunday.

The Presidents unanimously believed that Afghan issue could not be resolved without Pakistan, calling for recognition of country’s efforts for peace and against terrorism.

Prominent cabinet members of the Turkish president were also present during the meeting.

President Mamnoon said Pakistan had taken extraordinary steps for regional peace and security and had faced the biggest loss in its fight against terrorism.

President Erdogan lauded Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices for regional stability and reiterated his support to Pakistan saying that services of the Pakistan’s government and the people against terrorism were historical.

President Mamnoon said Pakistan felt pride over its time-tested friendship with Turkey.

Turkish president thanked the people and the Government of Pakistan for extending support to their Turkish brethren at the time of an abortive attempt of military coup. Both the leaders also supported the coordinated actions against all forms of terrorism.

They also exchanged views on the issue of Afghanistan believing that solution lied in Pakistan’s anti-terror efforts.

During the meeting, both the leaders also discussed the issue of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and resolved to raise it at every platform in the world.

President Mamnoon Hussain and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan also discussed the issue of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and resolved to raise it at every platform in the world.

The Turkish President appreciated Pakistan for whole-heartedly supporting the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology in Astana and hoped that the Summit would be an important milestone in promoting science and technology in the Muslim Ummah. He praised Pakistan’s key contributions as the Chair of the COMSTECH. NNI