PR No. 80 Islamabad: March 9, 2017
President Mamnoon Hussain said that Pakistan and Turkey have always taken positive measures for resolving the issues of refugees adding that both brotherly countries will continue to serve the humanity with mutual cooperation in future as well.
The President said this after gracing a ceremony of handing over a consignment of relief goods by Pakistan Red Crescent to Turkish ambassador to Pakistan for Syrian refugees in Turkey organized by PRC here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday. Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain was briefed on consignment of humanitarian assistance by PRC for Syrian refugees in Turkey by Chairman PRC Dr. Saeed Elahi. Turkish ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin was also present during the briefing.
The President appreciated that Turkey has set a great example for many European and other countries around the world by hosting more than 3 million Syrian refugees on its soil. The President hoped that humanitarian aid will help meet some of the pressing needs of the Syrian refugees in Turkey. The President lauded the initiative by PRC to send humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees and its continued commitment for humanitarian causes.
President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated Pakistan’s close brotherly relations with Turkey rooted in common faith, culture and people to people ties which are getting stronger with each passing day. The President appreciated Turkey’s deep interest in promoting humanitarian causes and recalled the valuable Turkish assistance to Pakistan during the earthquakes of 2005 and 2008 which is reflective of strong bond between the two countries.
Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin expressed his gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for relief goods on behalf of Syrian refugees in Turkey.