ANKARA, 21 May 2010: Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday evening (20th May 2010) telephoned the Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in order to take him into confidence over the 17 May Joint Declaration of Iran, Turkey and Brazil. Erdogan apprised Gilani that he had earlier on also spoken to US President Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin on this subject.
The Pakistani Prime Minister commended his Turkish counterpart’s statesmanship and crucial role in adoption of the joint declaration and arranging for the agreement on
The question of recognition of Kosovo also came under discussion during the telephonic conversation between the two leaders. The Prime Minister informed the Turkish leader that
Both the Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction over the exemplary relationship and the ongoing multifaceted bilateral cooperation between both countries. They agreed to further strengthen the existing ties through concerted/sustained efforts and enhanced bilateral interaction at all levels.