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Turkey-Pakistan Foreign Ministers extend bilateral ties


Brussels, 22 March 2024 (TDI): Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met with Ishaq Dar, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan in Brussels. The Turkey-Pakistan Foreign Ministers met during the sidelines of the First Nuclear Energy Summit held on March 21, 2024.

Foreign ministers from both countries held talks on various aspects of bilateral relations. They pledged to strengthen cooperation in the defense, strategic, and civil aviation sectors. In addition, they reiterated their commitment to bolstering bilateral trade and investment. 

Strategic Cooperation and Trade

Foreign ministers from both sides expressed satisfaction with the positive trajectory of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey. Ishaq Dar expressed Pakistan’s commitment to share expertise in nuclear energy and its applications.

The two foreign ministers reiterated their commitment to elevate bilateral trade to the US $5 billion mark in alignment with the vision of the leadership of both countries.

Moreover, the Turkish Foreign Minister highlighted the immense potential of the two countries, given their strategic and geographic locations. He underlined the importance of synchronizing their actions and policies for cooperation at the global and regional levels.

Discussions on the Gaza Crisis and Support for Palestine

They also discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in different parts of the world specifically in the context of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister appreciated his Turkish counterpart for Turkey’s principled stance on Jammu and Kashmir.

They also discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and reiterated their unwavering support for the people of Palestine.

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Hakan Fidan extended warm greetings on behalf of the Turkish president to the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan on successful elections. Pakistan held its general elections on February 8, 2024, in which a coalition government was formed. 

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister also invited his Turkish counterpart to pay a visit to Pakistan which he gladly accepted. In essence, Pakistan and Turkey agreed to enhance defense and strategic cooperation while expanding collaboration in peaceful nuclear technology.


Natasha Matloob
Natasha Matloob
The writer is pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations from National Defense University, Islamabad.

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