NEW YORK – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that Turkey will make arrangements for sending a fact-finding mission to Indian Occupied Kashmir in the capacity of the Chair of human rights commission of the OIC Contact Group.

Erdogan stated this during his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York.


This was the first meeting between both the leaders since the failed coup attempt in Turkey earlier in July this year. The Prime Minister conveyed the sense of relief and

The Prime Minister conveyed the sense of relief and a strong sentiment of support on behalf of Pakistani people to President Erdogan on his successful handling of the coup.

The two sides exchanged views on the regional situation in South Asia as well as the Middle East, particularly in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Syria and Iraq.

PM Sharif reiterated strong support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been the victims of brutal atrocities at the hands of Indian occupation forces for decades.

The Prime Minister shared the latest situation in Kashmir, especially the uprising that has unfolded in recent months as a result of barbaric Indian acts of violence against innocent Kashmiris and gross human rights abuses at the state level.


The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also offered condolences to the Turkish President on the recent terrorist incidents in various cities across Turkey that had led to the loss of precious human lives.

The Prime Minister thanked the Turkish President for playing a constructive role in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). He shared details of Pakistan’s strong credentials in non-proliferation as well as nuclear safety and security which make it an ideal candidate for NSG membership.

While highlighting the significance of Pakistan-Turkey Free Trade Agreement, the Prime Minister stressed upon the need of finalising it at the earliest so that both countries could maximize the trade potential.

PM also invited Turkish firms to enhance their investments in Pakistan.

The Turkish President said that we are friends forever; Turkey and Pakistan are inseparable countries, the President stated.