Turkey, Pakistan relations to be further deepened

ANKARA

Turkey and Pakistan on Tuesday reaffirmed their resolve to further deepen the Parliament-to-Parliament relations.

Sohail Mahmood, Pakistan's Ambassador in Ankara, visited Ismail Kahraman, the speaker of the Turkish parliament.

Kahraman and Mahmood said that parliaments of Turkey and Pakistan would be working closely to consolidate their relations, as part of their ongoing endeavours for a comprehensive, multifaceted partnership.

Mahmood also delivered Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq's message of sympathy and condolences over the recent incident of terrorism in Ankara and Pakistan's unshakeable solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism.

During the meeting, the strong foundations of the Pakistan-Turkey relationship -- based on history and indissoluble bonds of faith and culture -- were emphasized, mutual support on each other's national causes, i.e. Cyprus and Kashmir, was reiterated and the common commitment to transform the cordial ties into a strong economic partnership was reaffirmed.

Mahmood and Kahraman agreed that exchange of high-level visits and frequent interaction between the Parliamentary Friendship Groups as well as relevant Parliamentary Committees would help further reinforce the people-to-people contacts.

Source: Anadolu Agency