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Pakistan, Turkey resolve to raise Rohingya Muslims issue at every forum

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

Both the leaders expressed these views in a meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, ahead of the first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology.

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

The OIC is organizing its two-day first summit on science and technology at the level of head of states and governments in Astana from Sunday.

The summit will evolve a unified position at the highest levels of decision-making in Member States with a view to advancing the different fields of science, technology and innovation.

President Erdogan lauded Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices for regional stability and reiterated his support to Pakistan. He said services of the Pakistan’s government and people against terrorism were historical and call for its recognition.

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

Both the leaders had a consensus that Afghan issue could not be resolved without Pakistan.



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