Islamabad, December 14, 2017 (PPI-OT):President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Islamic Ummah has given a highly effective and appropriate response to the new situation arising in Palestine which would help to resolve the Palestine issue. The President said this while talking to the outgoing Turkish Ambassador S. Babur Girgin who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday. Senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also present on the occasion.
The President stated that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a great statesman and a visionary leader. He emphasized that OIC is playing an active role under his leadership. He underlined that the stance of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the issues faced by Muslim Ummah is very bold/courageous and effective. He highlighted that Pakistan and Turkey have convergence of views regarding the issues of Palestine, Kashmir and Rohingya Muslims. Both brotherly countries are playing an important role for resolutions of these issues through mutual cooperation, he added.
The President said that Turkish ambassador won hearts of the people of Pakistan by his hard work and kind heartedness while Pak-Turkey relations reached new height during his tenure. He also prayed for the prosperity of the outgoing ambassador and asked him to convey his best wishes to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Government and the people of Turkey. On the occasion, the outgoing Turkish ambassador stated that Pakistan is like a second home to him. The People of Pakistan gave him immense love and respect, he added.
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