FM Bilawal, Turkish FM Cavusoglu pledge to boost economic ties

PPP leader stresses Pakistan's determination in enhancing wide-encompassing cooperation with Turkey

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu promised to boost economic relations between the two countries in their maiden official meeting.

The two foreign ministers met in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations conference on the threat to global food security. FM Bilawal arrived in the US on Tuesday to take part in the two-day ministerial conference that was elicited by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said that both officials pledged to work together to boost economic cooperation and unleash the full potential of Pakistan-Turkey trade relations.

“Both ministers agreed to remain in close contact to maintain the upward trajectory and add momentum to the friendly ties between Pakistan and Turkey,” the FO said.

The statement added that Bilawal expressed satisfaction over the current status of the bilateral ties between the two countries. He reiterated the country’s resolve to boost the wide-ranging collaboration with Turkey.

The two officials also deliberated on numerous international and regional issues. FM Bilawal lauded Turkey’s part and impact in the promotion of regional peace and stability. He also appreciated Turkey’s aid in dealing with the Afghan humanitarian crisis.