Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, in their maiden official meeting on On Wednesday, he promised to strengthen economic ties between the two countries, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO).
Two foreign ministers met in New York on aside of ministerial conference on threat global Food security. FM Bilawal has arrived in United States on on Tuesday to take part in a two-day ministerial conference that triggered Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Both sides expressed their commitment work together to expand economic cooperation and open up full potential of Pakistan-Turkey trade relationship,” the statement said.
Both ministers agreed remain in close contact to maintain an upward trajectory and add boost to friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey,” FO said.
Bilaval expressed his satisfaction over the existing “excellent bilateral partnership” between the two countries and reiterated resolve to further expand its wide-ranging collaboration with Turkey.
Foreign minister said that for the 75th anniversary of creation of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Turkey will be marked in “suitably” in November 2022.
“Foreign minister thanked turkish government for it’s unshakable support and principled position on conflict between Jammu and Kashmir. He also informed his colleague on the so-called “Delimitation Commission” and illegal steps in IIOJK (Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir),” FO said.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs also exchanged views on various international questions. FM Bilaval, in in particular, appreciated role and contribution to the promotion of regional peace and stability.
He also appreciated support in overcoming the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Bilawal later said he was “pleased” to meet his Turkish counterpart.
Speech at a ministerial conference
Then, in In his speech at the ministerial conference, Foreign Minister Bilawal praised the initiative to unite and mobilize global community to meet urgent food security and nutrition needs of vulnerable people all over the planet.
He highlighted existential threats of climate change, Covid pandemic and poverty faced developing countries.
FM Bilawal called for dialogue and diplomacy resolve argue peacefully and work together to ensure that humanity was fed.