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Turkish Foreign Minister calls on Minister of States and Frontier Regions

Islamabad, August 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):Turkish Foreign Minister Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu has called on Federal Minister for SAFRON Let. Gen. Abdul Qadir Baloch today. The Turkish Foreign Minister has praised the long standing friendship between Pakistan and Turkey. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu has also appreciated the recent resolutions passed by the both houses of parliament in support of democracy in Turkey.

The Turkish Foreign Minister has said that both Pakistan and Turkey face challenges like terrorism, refugees, drug trafficking and immigration. Also, the Turkish Foreign minister has highlighted the challenges faced due to influx of about 3 million refugees and immigrants in Turkey. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that he is specially here in Pakistan to acknowledge the support and solidarity shown by Pakistan for the democracy in Turkey.

The SAFRON Minister has appreciated the democratic values and respect of public opinion in Turkey. The minister had briefed the Turkish Foreign Minister about the challenges faced by Pakistani economy due to large influx of afghan refugees. The minister has said that the solution of Afghan refugees is in Afghanistan itself. The Afghan FM offered the role of Turkey in sorting out refugee issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by Secretary SAFRON and Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees.

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