Pakistan reaffirms counter-terror support to Turkiye

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to Turkiye in its fight against terrorism. The foreign minister was speaking to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to express condolences over the Istanbul terrorist attack, a Foreign Office spokesperson posted on his Twitter handle.  On Sunday, at least six people were killed and 81 others wounded in an explosion, in a busy shopping street of Taksim Square area of central Istanbul. Separately, Bilawal Bhutto spoke to his Iranian counterpart Minister Amir-Abdollahian.  The two leaders held discussions on recent developments in the region, noted with satisfaction the positive trajectory in bilateral relations, and reiterated joint resolve to further cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a tweet. Meanwhile, Ambassador of Belgium Charles Delogne called on Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday.  The two sides took stock of bilateral relations while stressing the need for further enhancing trade and investment ties. Important regional and global matters were also discussed, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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