Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Kashmir issue should be resolved as per UN resolution: Erdogan

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the United Nations resolution should be adopted to resolve the issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiris. Addressing a press conference beside Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House, Erdogan said that issues such as tensions across the border between India and Pakistan as well as violation of human rights in Kashmir, could not be neglected. “The issue of Kashmir should be resolved through dialogue between both India and Pakistan,” he said.

Erdogan expressed his gratitude to the people and government of Pakistan for according him a warm welcome on his visit to the country. He also acknowledged the support the people of Pakistan had given the Turkish government, when the attempted coup had taken place on July 15. “During the attempted coup, the Pakistani nation sided with the government of Turkey,” said Erdogan. Erdogan also said that for peace to prevail in the region, it was important that ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan improve. He vowed that Turkey would do its utmost to improve relations between the two countries.

“Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan are brotherly countries,” he said. “For the stability of the region, it is important that ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan remain cordial,” he added. Reccep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the Gulen network had bombed the people of Turkey with the airplanes purchased from their taxes. He said that those who had orchestrated the attempted coup should not be granted asylum in Pakistan. He thanked Pakistan for supporting Turkey in its bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Erdogan arrived on a two-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday and is expected to address a joint sitting of the parliament today.

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