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PM signs letter seeking $4.8b for trilateral rail project​

Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to pursue Trans-Afghan railway line project ‘Mazar-e-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar’

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday signed a “Joint Appeal Letter” seeking $4.8 billion loan from various International Financial Institutions (IFIs) for a railway line project connecting Pakistan with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the Central Asian Republics.

The premier signed the letter after Uzbekistan’s Minister for Transport Makhkamov Ilkham called on him.

During the meeting, matters relating to bilateral relations, regional connectivity, and peace and security in the region were discussed and the two sides agreed to pursue Trans-Afghan railway line project “Mazar-e-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar”.

The prime minister particularly highlighted the importance of joint efforts to promote regional connectivity for economic growth and development of the region.

PM Imran observed that “Pakistani seaports provided a great opportunity to Central Asian States for access to the Indian Ocean.”

The official statement noted that PM Imran “supported Uzbek efforts to secure financing for the project by signing Joint Appeal Letter addressed to the Heads of various International Financial Institutions (IFIs) by Heads of State/Government of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

The premier maintained he had long underlined that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.

He highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process and underscored that an inclusive and broad-based political solution would help the establishment of durable peace and stability and contribute to regional connectivity, progress and prosperity.




He observed that Pakistan’s fraternal ties with Uzbekistan were based on common religious, historic and cultural bonds and reaffirmed the commitment to further deepen bilateral cooperation in all spheres.

PM recalled his last meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and stated that Pakistan looked forward to his visit at the earliest convenience.

He also underlined Pakistan’s resolve to forge closer ties with Central Asia, covering trade, investments, energy, and people-to-people contacts.

The Uzbek transport minister conveyed the cordial greetings and best wishes of the Uzbek president and noted that President Mirziyoyev was looking forward to visiting Pakistan.

On behalf of President Mirziyoyev, he also reiterated the invitation to the PM to visit Uzbekistan and reaffirmed the desire to have deeper bilateral trade and economic ties as well as enhanced connectivity with Pakistan.

Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati and Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood were present during the meeting.

The Uzbek minister is on a one-day visit to Islamabad to discuss in detail rail and road cooperation from Central Asia to Pakistani seaports.

With the funds raised under the joint appeal, a 573-km long railway link will be constructed. The shortest economic track would run from Peshawar to Kabul and from Kabul to Uzbekistan via Mazar-e-Sharif and the route will have “27 stations, 912 artificial constructions and 7 tunnels” to facilitate cargo movement.


Azerbaijan Foreign Minister had a telephone conversation with his Kyrgyz counterpart.


Pakistan is now on its way to the Turkish Academy


Pakistan undoubtedly a very important country for Turkey. Their support for the War of Independence and diplomatic relations that officially started in 1947 have today moved to High Level Strategic Cooperation. However, apart from this importance, Pakistan has started to make its influence felt in the cooperation of the Turkish World. No need to go far. The clear stance they put forward in the Karabakh War is a clear indication of this. I went just before the capture of Shusha in Azerbaijan is also next to the flags of Turkey and Azerbaijan seemed to Pakistan flag. Turkey's fight against terrorism had also demonstrated a similar attitude. In February, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, "currently in Syria to you (to Turkey) attacks are carried out, in this regard Pakistan will be always with you." he said.

The name of the famous street of Ankara, Cinnah Street, comes from a Pakistani Turkish friend, Muhammed Ali Jinnah. It was the 144th anniversary of the birth of Jinnah, also known as "Kaid-i Azam" (the great leader). Cinnah was a great admirer of Atatürk. Years later, for his "Turkey is set to prove that it has the power to make their voices heard in the Muslim world to all nations." he said.

Meanwhile, important events took place in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, last week. One of them was the Farabi Global Forum. Speaking at the opening ceremony, President Arif Alvi of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan stated that he appreciated the activities of the International Turkic Academy, whose headquarters is located in Kazakhstan, and he was grateful for this. Pakistan is also a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and was the term president of this organization in 2011 in Kazakhstan.

An agreement was signed between the International Turkic Academy and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technological Cooperation Committee (COMSTECH). In this context, an international library will be established in Islamabad. Panels and symposiums will be held to introduce Al-Farabi, Muhammed Iqbal and Ulugh Bey. In addition to these, the thought of Ahmet Yesevi and Maturidi must be a part of this process. Again, within the scope of the cooperation, leading universities of Pakistan will be included in the International Turkic Academy universities network. First, a cooperation memorandum was made with the two biggest universities of Pakistan, Kaid-i Azam University and Karachi Universities. Thus, exchange programs will begin between students, researchers and faculty members. While these developments were taking place, the President of the Academy, Prof.Dr. It was very meaningful that Darhan Hıdırali also met with the Islamabad ambassadors of the member states of the Turkic Council.

We had a meeting with Mr. Darhan about the issue yesterday "Pakistan has historical and cultural ties with the Turkic World. It is necessary to uncover this in the field of education, science and academia and join forces. I noticed something here k; No one has watched Turkish TV series. Life seems to stop while the people I talked to were playing the movie called Diriliş… ”he said.

Now Pakistan is officially on its way to the Turkish Academy. It is important to remember that this will be an important step for further developments. Because in the past, Mongolia and Hungary progressed like this in the Turkic World.

 

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Although its unlikely, given Uzbekistan's wealth, I wouldn't be surprised if China had partial funding in this project. It's a win-win for them and they've carried out similar ventures in Pakistan.

Turkey has to be careful in regards to China building its influence on Turkic countries by debt-trapping diplomacy.

Mongolia is a great example:
 

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Although its unlikely, given Uzbekistan's wealth, I wouldn't be surprised if China had partial funding in this project. It's a win-win for them and they've carried out similar ventures in Pakistan.

Turkey has to be careful in regards to China building its influence on Turkic countries by debt-trapping diplomacy.

Mongolia is a great example:
Turkey will likely have to strike a balance in Central Asia. It will inevitably have the greatest influence there via the Turkic Council, yet it needs to work in coordination with China and Russia to ensure that they do not get spooked by the rising strength and prosperity of the Turkic world. Through new trade routes and cooperation in many sectors Turkey can make sure that the two giants remain friendly. I am sure that the Turkic Council has discussed debt-trapping and other threats, and are treading carefully as a result.
 

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No: 12, 11 January 2021, Press Release Regarding Foreign Minister's Visit to Pakistan


Minister Çavuşoğlu will pay a visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 13-14 January 2021.

During the visit, all aspects of our bilateral relations will be reviewed and views on regional and international issues will be exchanged.

Seventh Turkey-Pakistan High-level talks will be held in preparation for the coordination of Strategic Cooperation Meeting will be held.

During the visit, also Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan Trilateral second meeting will be organized.

On the occasion of the visit, Minister Çavuşoğlu will officially open the new building of our Consulate General in Karachi.


 

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Regional issues in the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting to be discussed


Islamabad's ambassador to Turkey Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, scheduled on January 13, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan to the issues to be discussed at the Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu his contacts in Pakistan and spoke to a reporter on the relations between the two countries.

triple and quadruple mechanisms in Turkey with various countries Yurdakul, indicating that very frequently in use, "the visit of Pakistan HE Mr. Davutoğlu will have two dimensions. First, bilateral visits other is Azerbaijan-Pakistan-Turkey Trilateral Foreign Ministers Meeting. Turkey Maarif Foundation (TMV) here We have come to the final stage of the preparations of an agreement that brings its status to a more concrete basis, and we will have signed it during the visit. " he spoke.

Yurdakul pointed out that the aim here is to evaluate regional developments with Pakistan and Azerbaijan and continued as follows:

"To exchange views on how the three countries will improve their relations between themselves and how the mutual and trilateral support they provide in foreign policy issues facing each other will continue. He provided important support to Azerbaijan in the process of liberation of the occupied territories. On behalf of my country, I would like to thank Pakistan for this stance. "

Regarding whether the first meeting was held in Baku in 2017 and there is a special reason for the second meeting, Yurdakul said, "There is no special reason for the delay of the meeting. The agenda of the foreign ministers of the three countries is also very intense. He was engaged in diplomatic and military effort. There was a vacuum for such practical reasons, but it would not be correct to attribute any other meaning to it. " he spoke.

"Turkey's attitude in particular the Kashmir issue"

Yurdakul pointed out that the meeting presented an important opportunity to address the Kashmir issue and said, "The issue of Kashmir has been on the agenda of the international community for a very long time. It is on the agenda of the relevant countries and international organizations. " found the assessment.

Turkey's Kashmir that expressed a certain attitude about Yurdakul, "We are on the agenda there is a serious problem that at every opportunity this regard. The United Nations (UN) Security Council in the framework of decisions, in a dialogue can be established between the two countries and of course living there of opinions and we support a solution through peaceful means in order to take into account expectations. (Turkey's) for many years and strongly this is the opinion voiced. this meeting should Azerbaijan's crucial that Turkey will be an important opportunity to express once again their approach on this issue. " said.

Yurdakul, "Our appeal; the peaceful settlement between the two countries and in the framework of dialogue between the Kashmir including the tabled all the problems and to endeavor to solve these circumstances. In this regard, an additional effort towards Turkey, search If the mediation or good offices mission thought I our authority it I think they will evaluate it positively. " he spoke.

Underlining that they continue their calls for dialogue within the framework of their good relations with both countries, Yurdakul said, "Because we think that the issue in Kashmir poses a serious obstacle to the peace and stability of the whole South Asia. Collaborations based on more solid foundations can be improved. We are of the opinion. " used the expressions.
 

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Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu: We made important decisions to increase security, stability and prosperity

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, held in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers' joint press conference held after the meeting spoke at the meeting.

They decided to work together in many areas, the summit stressed Cavusoglu, "Security, we have decided to take important steps to improve stability and prosperity. We did the summit of our in Baku, the first one in 2017, now as in Turkey. Today we have decided to conduct meetings more frequently in these formats So we don't have to wait 3-4 years. " he spoke.

Çavuşoğlu stated that they also mentioned the importance of developing relations between countries in their trilateral meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmud Qurayshi and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov, "We talked about the importance of developing infrastructure especially in the field of transportation and energy." made its evaluation.



Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi: We have decided to intensify the cooperation between Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan


Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers in his speech at the joint press conference, countries that carry out close and friendly relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan, noted that the facility is an extremely important confidence in the trilateral relationship.

Indicating that in today's talks, trade, investment and security areas, as well as strategic and political cooperation, Qurayshi expressed that the three countries have close thoughts and common interests on many different issues.

Underlining that the three countries want to improve peace, stability and welfare in their regions, the Qurayshi said, "We have decided to intensify and deepen our trilateral cooperation within this framework. We want to make this dialogue regular." used the expression.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bayramov: Companies from Pakistan and Turkey, I invite you to participate in the reconstruction of land we recover.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov, held in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Meeting held after the trio spoke at a joint press conference.

Stating that he was honored to be at the summit, Bayramov thanked Pakistan for his hospitality.

Bayramov, the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Turkey, 2. conveyed his thanks for the support they showed to Azerbaijan during the Karabakh War.

Pakistan condemned the attack and stressed Turkey and Armenia war crimes Bayramov, he said:

"Here they supported the negotiation on the basis of sovereignty and territorial integrity. They expressed that states should recognize their borders. They made their voices loudly in the international arena for the establishment of justice. We see this principled position as extremely important.

Both these positions taken by Turkey and Pakistan, was extremely important for us. It was also an attitude that our true partners and true friends had to show. We highly appreciate it. "

"It will create new sources of income for our citizens"

Stating that the three countries share many important ties and "common vision", Bayramov stated that the Azerbaijani people waved the Turkish and Pakistani flags with honor at the celebrations held in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey "states of justice on the basis of sovereignty" emphasis believe Bayramov, "Our foreign policy not dictated to us in any way, are the foreign policy that is connected to our national interests. We are here to condemn violence and terrorism, discrimination, and we reject the hatred of Islam We continue our efforts to reach an understanding through dialogue. " he spoke.

Bayramov underlined that they see that the areas of cooperation between the three countries are extremely wide.

Turkey, Pakistan and Azerbaijan is based upon the ancient trade routes and in this context transport and stating that they could implement new projects in the field of trade Bayramov, "All this will create new sources of revenue for our citizens and this will help increase the quality of life. Contribute to the prosperity of the region also and stability Ultimately, it will contribute to world peace and sustainable development. " used the expression.

Calling Pakistan and Turkish companies, Bayramov said:

"The rebuilding of the land we save companies from Pakistan and Turkey, and I invite you to join to our project. We are recovering territory under the occupation, we are proud of the support you have given you. To bring life and prosperity on this earth will be waiting in your your contribution."

Bayramov is sure that many important projects and cooperation areas will come up against them and tomorrow,
 

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Turkey ratifies military, tourism pacts with Pakistan​

Agreements in the fields of military and tourism signed between Turkey and Pakistan took effect after being published in Turkey's Official Gazette on Wednesday.

The accords, signed on Feb. 14 last year during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan, are valid for five years and aim to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Ankara and Islamabad agreed to “establish mechanisms for cooperation... in the field of military training.”

The two countries will enhance cooperation in this regard through “education, training and courses provided in military schools” and “on-the-job training in units, headquarters and agencies,” along with “cooperation and contact visits” and “exchange of information and personnel."

They will also increase “cooperation in the fields of military history, military publications, and military museology.”

In tourism, Turkey and Pakistan agreed to boost “tourism investment opportunities” and increase “joint tourism events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, and workshops.”

They will also aim to encourage “use of public and private education facilities to develop tourism education and training opportunities.”

“Exchanging and sharing innovative experience and technologies” and “cooperation and coordination in international forums and organizations related to tourism affairs” are also among the points covered in the pact.
 

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Pakistan Air Force Commander Gen. Khan visited Turkey


General Mujahid Anwar Khan had a detailed meeting with Turkish Air Force Commander Gen. Hasan KÜÇÜKAKYÜZ. During the meeting, various cooperation issues were discussed, aimed at further developing ties between the air forces of the two sister countries. Khan also thanked the Solo Turk team for their regular participation in Pakistan's national celebrations.

It was discussed in detail how cooperation between the parties can be increased and experiences can be shared mutually in order to overcome the difficulties encountered. In Pakistan's participation in the multinational Anatolian Eagle exercise in Turkey, the Turkish Air Force of Pakistan Air Force to participate in various exercises that are organized by the training of pilots and mutual submission and defense production is also included.
 

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Nakhchivan Corridor will increase the Kazakhstan trade with Turkey

Kazakh economist Saparbay Jubayev told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the newly created Nakhchivan Corridor will strengthen the geostrategic position of Central Asia.

Jubayev pointed out that Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world in terms of area and that the country's transit route can be diversified with the Nakhchivan Corridor.

Noting that Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have ports in the Caspian Sea that can accept mutual cargo ships, Jubayev said, "Thus, we have the opportunity to directly transport cargo from Europe and China to Russia or Iran." he spoke.

Jubayev, stating that currently Kazakhstan and Russia via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway freight move to Europe, "the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Nakhichevan Koridoru'yl between Kazakhstan 'sister countries itinerary can be formed. Thus, Turkey's Central Asia and will make it easier to transport to China. We also will expand our way out of the Mediterranean and Europe via Turkey. Most importantly, it will increase mutual return between the Turkish states. " found the assessment.

Stating that 50 percent of the Chinese road freight and 10 percent of the rail freight goes to Europe via Kazakhstan, Jubayev said, “Currently, China mostly transports goods to Europe via Russia. However, this situation could change with the opening of an alternative route to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway. " used the expression.

Jubayev added that the opening of the Nakhchivan Corridor will significantly affect the tourism sector in the region.

Kazakhstan Institute for Economic Research Specialist Madiyar Kenjebolat is reported could provide significant opportunities to increase the mutual trade between Kazakhstan and Turkey said corridor.

Kenjebolat said, “The number of Kazakh-Turkish joint facilities in our country can be increased through this corridor. producing products with raw materials brought from Turkey where a tax-exempt within the framework of Eurasian Economic Union may be brought to the Russian market. The same facilities can be established in the Horgos Free Economic Zone on the Kazakhstan-China border. " used the expression.

Kazakh finance expert Sabit Rısbayev pointed out that the Nakhchivan Corridor will provide a significant advantage to the countries in the Caucasus.

"With this corridor, the Historical Silk Road will be revived," said Rısbayev.

After the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh, within the framework of the agreement between Russia-Azerbaijan-Armenia, it was decided to create the "Nakhchivan Corridor" that unites Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan.
 
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