Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan on Wednesday agreed to strengthen cooperation in numerous fields and people-to-people ties, in addition to proceed to help one another on all points involving the three nations’ nationwide pursuits.
The understanding was reached between the international ministers of the three nations on the second Pakistan-Turkey-Azerbaijan trilateral assembly, hosted by Islamabad.
Talking at a joint press convention after the assembly, titled ‘Islamabad Declaration’, Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reiterated the brotherly relations of Pakistan with Turkey and Azerbaijan, saying the three nations had resolved to boost cooperation amongst them.
He mentioned the ministers had exchanged views on commerce, funding, people-to-people relations, safety and different topics. Additionally they mentioned tips on how to take care of frequent challenges such because the coronavirus pandemic and Islamophobia, in addition to human rights violations in opposition to Muslim minorities throughout the area.
“We need to improve [our] linkages by parliamentary exchanges, enhanced media interplay and collaboration between our suppose tanks, artists and vacationers,” Qureshi mentioned, including that his Turkish and Azeri counterparts had appreciated Pakistan’s position within the Afghan peace course of.
“We reiterated our willpower to help each other on all problems with our core nationwide pursuits,” he added.
The international minister mentioned the individuals of Pakistan and Kashmiris remained “profoundly grateful” to Turkey and Azerbaijan for his or her “principled and steadfast help” on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. He mentioned he had knowledgeable the ministers in regards to the evolving state of affairs and the “dire state of affairs of human rights violations” in Indian-occupied Kashmir, together with the extended army siege and “deliberate, unilateral and unlawful actions” to make demographic adjustments within the valley.
Qureshi additionally reiterated Pakistan’s resolute help for efforts in direction of a complete settlement of the Cyprus challenge on the idea of “political equality of the 2 communities”. He mentioned Pakistan had persistently referred to as for the decision of the Nagorno-Karabakh battle in accordance with UN Safety Council resolutions.
“We exchanged views on tips on how to enhance cooperation to fight all types of terrorism together with terrorism sponsored by international states,” he instructed the presser.
He mentioned the Turkish and Azerbaijani ministers had been additionally briefed on “state-sponsored terrorism in our area in an try to destabilise Pakistan”, in addition to the anti-Pakistan Indian disinformation marketing campaign uncovered by EU Disinfo Lab.
Qureshi mentioned the assembly had agreed that “all regional and international points have to be resolved by dialogue and peaceable means inside the framework of worldwide regulation.”
In his remarks, Azerbaijani Overseas Minister Jeyhun Bayramov thanked Pakistan and Turkey for supporting Baku throughout the second Karabakh battle and for condemning “Armenian occupation and battle crimes”.
“They raised their voices within the worldwide enviornment to revive justice and we extremely recognize this principled place by Turkey and Pakistan,” he mentioned.
Bayramov mentioned the three nations shared very robust bonds, a very powerful of which was a typical imaginative and prescient and a “stable basis for rising cooperation”.
“They consider in robust cooperation on sovereign coverage. We condemn aggression and terrorism, and reject Islamophobia,” he added.
Noting that the three nations are situated on historical commerce routes, he mentioned cooperation between them will create jobs and contribute to elevating the standard of life.
Bayramov invited Turkish and Pakistani firms to take part within the reconstruction and rehabilitation of “lands free of Armenian occupation”, saying “we might be glad of your cooperation to carry this land again to life.”
Enhancing commerce potential
Turkish Overseas Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned he was very happy to go to “brother Pakistan as soon as once more”, and thanked Qureshi for organising a profitable trilateral assembly.
“Pakistan has a novel place in our hearts and we help one another in tough occasions and the assistance throughout the pandemic is an instance,” the Turkish minister mentioned, including that his nation wished to carry
the seventh assembly of the high-level strategic council in Turkey.
He famous that the commerce quantity between Pakistan and Turkey was round $800 billion. “Clearly it does not mirror the true potential of each the nations so we need to carry dynamism in our financial cooperation,” he mentioned.
“The strategic framework signed by President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and Prime Minister [Imran] Khan throughout the earlier assembly in Islamabad gives the mandatory roadmap. We’re joyful to see Turkish buyers in Pakistan and we’re encouraging [them] to extend their funding. There are round 100 Turkish firms energetic and we’re increasing our cooperation within the defence trade as effectively,” he added.
The Turkish international minister had arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday night time whereas the Azeri minister landed right this moment. The primary trilateral assembly between the three nations was held in Baku in 2017.
The international ministers had been anticipated to debate varied points together with “new and rising threats to regional peace and safety”, challenges as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and local weather change. The three sides had been additionally to debate measures that needs to be taken to realize growth targets, an earlier assertion by the FO had mentioned.
Moreover, the three nations had been to discover potentialities of deepening trilateral cooperation in all areas of frequent curiosity, together with peace and safety, commerce and funding, science and expertise, training and cultural cooperation, it added.