PM Abbasi, Turkish President agree to revive trilateral Afghan process


New York, Sept 20 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the revival of Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey trilateral process for promoting lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday where they had in-depth exchange of views about the strengthening of bilateral relations and reviewed regional peace and security situation.

According to an official statement, Premier Abbasi commended the president for Turkey’s unflinching support to the struggle of the people of India occupied Kashmir.

Appreciating the regular high level exchanges between the two countries and the institutional interaction through the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, both the leaders expressed satisfaction over deepening of cooperation through political, defence, trade and investment exchanges.

Discussing the plight of Rohingya Muslims, PM Abbasi and President Erdogan urged the international community and the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to take urgent measures to address the mounting sufferings in Myanmar.

Later, Prime Minister Abbasi also met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of UNGA.