PM Imran, Turkish President discuss coronavirus situation

PMimranTurkeyPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Islamabad, 26 May 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed on the need for a comprehensive coordinated plan of action on debt relief and restructuring to stave off socio-economic turbulence in the face of economic repercussions due to COVID-19.

He expressed these views during telephonic conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Prime Minister briefed the Turkish President on the steps taken to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

He thanked President Erdogan for providing valuable medical equipment, which was reflective of historic linkages between the two countries to help each other in times of need.

The two leaders agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation against COVID-19 pandemic to jointly address the situation.

Imran Khan also briefed President Erdogan on the worsening human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir, accentuated by double lockdown and intensified military crackdown.

He shared Pakistan’s concerns on India’s moves to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory, while the world was preoccupied with fighting the pandemic.

The Prime Minister also apprised Tayyip Erdogan of the demonization of Muslims in India in the context of COVID-19, which should be rejected by the international community.