ANKARA: Pakistan and Turkey on Friday mutually expressed apprehensions at the toppling of a legitimate government in Yemen using force by non-state elements.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu during one-day visit to Turkey. They expressed their views about the ongoing issue of Middle East in a press conference.
“We have agreed to extend all possible support in defence of Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Nawaz Sharif.
The premier added that Pakistan had been in contact with Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the region.
“The present situation is a cause of concern for Islam,” he said.
Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu talked about robust ties with Pakistan.
“Pakistan’s pain is our pain and Pakistan’s propriety is out prosperity,” said the Turkish premier. He also said that Muslim world faced a number of challenges and stressed on the need to carry out bilateral dialogues.
Mr Davutoglu said that the situation in the Middle East was causing impacts on both Pakistan and Turkey and they were supportive of seeking amiable solutions.
“We have discussed what Turkey and Pakistan can do in order to protect regional stability.”
Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif is also scheduled to have a meeting to exchange views with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the current issue.