File Photo: President Arif Alvi arrives Quetta: Photo provided by Balochistan's Information Ministry

Monitoring Desk:

The Turkish President has made calls to President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister, Imran Khan on the eve of Eid ul Azha. Mr. Tayyab Erdogan assured Turkey’s support for Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir. The two leaders exchanged Eid greetings during the telephonic conversation.

The issue of Kashmir and outbreak of the COVID19 were discussed during the telephonic conversation, Mr. Alvi’s office said in a tweet on Sunday morning. It quoted President Alvi’s statement that the extremist regimes were violating basic human rights in Palestine and Kashmir.

The two leaders vowed to raise voice for the voiceless people of Palestine and Kashmir at all international forums. “The Turkish president reiterated his support for Pakistan in terms of Kashmir cause and issue”, the second tweet said.

While congratulating Erdogan on the reopening of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia as a mosque after nearly nine decades, President Alvi “reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast support to Turkey on its legitimate interests and assured that Pakistan will continue its policy to provide Turkey with all possible support”.

Prime Minister Imran too felicitated President Erdogan on reopening of the Hagia Sophia for prayers and told him that “millions of Pakistanis watched it live on television”, according to a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office.

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