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Turkey respects Pak decision on Nato supplies: Nine cooperation agreements signed
The Frontier Post ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | F.P. Islamabad Office

Posted on 05/22/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Turkey on Tuesday said it respects Pakistan's decision on the Nato supply routes and endorses its demand for an apology from the United States over the killing of its troops at Salala checkpost.

Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan jointly addressing a press conference with Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani after the inking of nine agreements for cooperation in diverse fields said the opening of the Nato supply route was the discretion of Pakistan.

"However, as a member of the Nato, Turkey believes that such issues should be resolved through mutual dialogue," he said...

"We wish to make it clear that Pakistan is the part of solution and not the problem for Afghanistan." Gilani reiterated Pakistan's stance for a "stable, sovereign, prosperous and independent Afghanistan," and added that it desired a political solution that was Afghan-led and Afghan owned. He was also appreciative of the support extended by Turkey's President Abdullah Gul to Pakistan, at the May 20 Nato Summit at Chicago, that was attended by President Asif Ali Zardari...

Asked whether his country would stay in Afghanistan till the Nato's deadline of 2014, the Turkish Prime Minister said his country was committed to return of peace and stability to Afghanistan and would be the last one to withdraw its troops from the war ravaged country.

Turkey has over 1300 troops in Afghanistan and is one of the large contributors amongst the 50 countries that comprise the International Security Assistance Force.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; pakistan; turkey; waronterror

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