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Pakistan, Turkey to continue to serve humanity with mutual cooperation: President
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said Pakistan and Turkey had always taken positive measures for resolving the issues of refugees and both the brotherly countries would continue to serve humanity with mutual cooperation in future as well. He said this after gracing a ceremony of handing over a consignment of relief goods by Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) to Turkish ambassador to Pakistan for Syrian refugees in Turkey organized by the PRC here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, a President's Media Wing press release said. Earlier, the president was briefed on consignment of humanitarian assistance by the 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. He appreciated that Turkey had set a great example for many European and other countries around the world by hosting more than three million Syrian refugees on its soil. He hoped that humanitarian aid would help meet some of the pressing needs of the Syrian refugees in Turkey. The president lauded the initiative by the PRC to send humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees and its continued commitment for humanitarian causes. He reiterated Pakistan's close brotherly relations with Turkey rooted in common faith, culture and people to people ties which were 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 was 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.


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