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Pakistan-Turkey ties transformed into strategic partnership, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said Pakistan-Turkey relationship had transformed into a strategic partnership.

He said this while talking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York.

The two leaders emphasized on enhancing economic cooperation and working together for early finalization of the Free Trade Agreement for boosting the bilateral trade.

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Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey’s commitment to continued endeavors for a strengthening of the mutually beneficial strategic partnership.

They agreed that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict and the efforts should continue for a regional approach for an internal political settlement in Afghanistan through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process.

Both the leaders agreed on the revival of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey Trilateral process for promoting lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.



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