Turkish Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan on January 12

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu along with a delegation will pay a three-day official visit to Pakistan on January 12-14, 2021 as part of regular high-level exchanges between the two Countries.

This will be his third visit to Pakistan during the last two and a half years.

During his visit, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will hold bilateral talks with President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and his Pakistani Counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

The two foreign ministers will review the entire gamut of Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues.

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“The fraternal relations between Pakistan and Turkey are deeply embedded in common faith, culture, and history and underpinned by exceptional mutual trust and respect,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Monday.

The statement said that Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relations have been institutionalized under the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC), which is the highest level decision-making forum, providing strategic direction to further boost the partnership.

Co-chaired by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the sixth Session of HLSCC was held in Islamabad in February 2020.

The Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) signed at the sixth Session of HLSCC has 71 action points for deeper cooperation between the two Countries in diverse fields.

Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close collaboration on issues of mutual interest at multilateral fora such as the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO).

The Foreign Office said that Turkey is an important member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir and has been consistently supporting the cause of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

It said that the forthcoming visit of the Turkish foreign minister will help further deepen the bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in multiple areas.