ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has voiced deep concern over the imposition of unilateral sanctions on Turkey by the United States.
“Pakistan remains opposed to the imposition of unilateral coercive measures against any Country in principle,” the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Spokesperson said that the solution to all issues lies in dialogue, diplomacy, and mutual understanding.
Chaudhri said that Pakistan acknowledges and appreciates Turkey’s invaluable role towards regional and international peace and stability.
“The people and the government of Pakistan reiterate their strong support for the government and the people of Turkey in their quest for national security, peace, and prosperity, and as always, will continue to stand by them towards the achievement of these shared goals,” he said.
On Monday, the United States issued sanctions against its NATO ally Turkey over its acquisition of Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system.
However, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the US sanctions will fail.
Erdogan said that the US imposed sanctions with an aim of deterring Ankara’s defence industry efforts.