ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned his Turkish Counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday and extended Pakistan’s offer to dispatch relief teams and field hospitals for the rehabilitation of quake-affected people in Turkey.
On Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude of up to 7.0 struck the Aegean Sea region of Turkey, killing 24 people and injuring further 800 mostly in the Coastal City of Izmir.
Talking to the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on phone, Qureshi expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of life and property in the earthquake in Turkey.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased in the earthquake and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
The foreign minister said that the Pakistani government and the entire Pakistani nation stand by their Turkish brethren in this difficult moment, and we are ready to extend every sort of help.
The Turkish foreign minister thanked on behalf of his leadership to President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and the people of Pakistan for best wishes and the offer of assistance.
Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Turkish government is utilizing all-out resources for the relief of the quake-hit people.
The Turkish foreign minister said that if Turkey needs any material support, it will accept the Pakistani brothers’ offer first of all.