Erdogan says Afghan conflict cannot be resolved without Pakistan


President Mamnoon Hussain and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Afghan issue could not be resolved without Pakistan.

Both the leaders expressed these views in a meeting in Astana to attend the first summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology.

Prominent cabinet members of the Turkish president were also present during the meeting.

President Mamnoon said Pakistan had taken extraordinary steps for regional peace and security and had faced the biggest loss in its fight against terrorism.

President Erdogan lauded Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices for regional stability and reiterated his support to Pakistan. He said services of the Pakistan’s government and people against terrorism were historical and call for its recognition.

During the meeting, both the leaders also discussed the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and resolved to raise it on every platform in the world.


Meanwhile, Mamnoon Hussain invited the businessmen and investors from Bosnia and Herzegovina to invest their capital in Pakistan, as both the countries agreed to launch joint economic projects.

During a meeting between president Mamnoon and Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic, on the sidelines of the first summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology here in Kazakh capital, both the countries agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in multiple spheres, Izetbegovic expressed his pleasure over the formation of a parliamentary friendship group for Bosnia in Senate of Pakistan.

The two sides agreed to enhance the bilateral trade and withdrawal of double taxation system.

It was agreed that the experts from both sides would finalise the proposals to launch joint projects.

The president offered that Pakistan could impart training to the Bosnian people in banking and education. The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and technology.

President Mamnoon said Pakistan kept its Bosnian ties at the high esteem, and, in return, Izetbegovic said Bosnian people loved Pakistan.

Both the leaders unanimously resolved that the ties between Pakistan and Bosnia would continue for generations to come.


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