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Turkiye Shows Solidarity with Pakistan over Earthquake


Thu 23 Mar 2023 | 01:02 PM
Turkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
Turkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
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Turkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu expressed his country's solidarity with Pakistan over the earthquake that struck the Afghan Hindu Kush region and affected Pakistan.

In a phone call with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Çavuşoğlu extended his condolences and expressed solidarity with Pakistan.

In turn, Sharif and Zardari expressed their thanks to the Turkish minister.

In a related context, Çavuşoğlu affirmed, in a tweet published in English, his country's full solidarity with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and India, which were affected by the quake.

He added, "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected (by the quake)." He also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The earthquake struck the Afghan Hindu Kush region on March 21, with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale, and was strongly felt by the people of Pakistan, India and Central Asian countries.