Pakistan, Turkey to enhance inter-parliamentary cooperation

Zubair Qureshi

Pakistan and Turkey have signed a protocol on inter-parliamentary cooperation to enhance bilateral relations at parliamentary level.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar and Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Sentop signed the protocol in Islamabad.

The agreement calls for reciprocal visits and contacts between parliamentary delegations and strengthening inter-parliamentary friendship groups of Pakistan and Turkey.

Talking to his Turkish counterpart, Speaker Asad Qaiser termed the visit of Mr Mustafa Sentop and his delegation a step forward in furtherance of the pursuit of friendship and cooperation between two brotherly countries.

The speaker said religious cultural and historic affinities have bound both the countries in eternal bonds.

He was confident that PAECO conference would help explore avenue for furthering the collaboration and connectivity between all the states in the region.

Speaker Turiskh Grand National Assembly Mustafa Sentop expressed his gratitude to the speaker Asad Qaiser for the arousing welcome accorded to him and his delegation at federal capital.

Earlier the Turkish dignitary H.E Mustafa Sentop while addressing a press conference called upon the world to recognize the Palestinians right in accordance with the UN resolutions.

Turkey, like Pakistan, is deeply concerned by atrocities being committed by the occupying forces of Israel, the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s Speaker said.

There might be some disagreements among the Muslim countries, but when it comes to Jerusalem, we are united, he said.

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