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3rd Round of Pakistan-Turkey Bilateral Consultations on UN related matters held in Ankara

Islamabad, March 29, 2018 (PPI-OT): The 3rd Round of Pakistan-Turkey Bilateral Consultations on UN-related matters was held on 28th March 2018 in Ankara, says a press release received here today from Ankara. Pakistan’s delegation was led by Special Secretary (UN and EC/SCO), Ms. Tasnim Aslam, while the Turkish side was led by Deputy Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Kaan Esener. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey, Mr. Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi also attended the talks.

The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of issues including inter alia UN Security Council reform process and reform of the UN system; human rights, humanitarian and refugee issues; counter-terrorism; combating Islamophobia and religious discrimination; matters related to transnational organized crime; migration related issues; ECOSOC; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); as well as issues pertaining to regional and international peace and security.

The two sides expressed complete satisfaction at the existing close cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey at the multi-lateral forums, as well as unanimity of views on issues of regional and international importance. They also agreed to expand the scope of the bilateral consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries to new areas. Special Secretary (UN and EC/SCO), Ms. Tasnim Aslam, also called on the Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Umit Yalcin during the visit and exchanged views on issues of bilateral and regional importance. The next round of talks will now be held in Islamabad.

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