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PR No. 23 Islamabad

Turkish Foreign minister  Mr. Mevluet Cavusoglu  has called on Federal Minister for SAFRON Let. Gen. Abdul Qadir Baloch today. The Turkish Foreign Minister has praised the long standing friendship between Pakistan and Turkey. Mr. Mevluet Cavusoglu  has also appreciated the recent resolutions passed by the both houses of parliament in support of democracy in Turkey. The Turkish Foreign Minister has said that both Pakistan and Turkey face challenges like terrorism, refugees, drug trafficking and immigration. Also, the Turkish Foreign minister has highlighted the challenges faced due to influx of about 3 million refugees and immigrants in Turkey. Mr. Mevluet Cavusoglu  has said that he is specially here in Pakistan to acknowledge the support and solidarity shown by Pakistan for the democracy in Turkey.The SAFRON Minister has appreciated the democratic values and respect of public opinion in Turkey. The minister had briefed the Turkish Foreign Minister about the challenges faced by Pakistani economy due to large influx of afghan refugees. The minister has said that the solution of Aghan refugees is in Afghanistan itself. The Afghan FM offered the role of Turkey in sorting out refugee issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by Secretary SAFRON and Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees.

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