Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, along with Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry expressed their countries’ support to Turkey over the ongoing counter-terror operation in northern Syria.
In a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he said that Islamabad fully understands Turkey’s concerns related to terrorism, according to a statement by Pakistani Prime Ministry.
“Pakistan is fully cognizant of the threats and challenges faced by Turkey having lost 40,000 of its people to terrorism,” Khan told Erdogan, according to the statement.
“Pakistan stands in full support and solidarity with Turkey,” as always, he said. “We pray that Turkey’s efforts for enhanced security, regional stability and peaceful resolution of the Syrian situation are fully successful,” he added. Azerbaijan on Friday voiced support for Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.
In a statement by the country’s Foreign Ministry, Baku said it “strongly condemns all forms and manifestations of terrorism and supports the efforts of the international community in the fight against terrorism.”
It added that Azerbaijan was “confident” that Turkey’s operation east of the Euphrates River would serve to “eliminate the terror risks”, and ensure the return of Syrian refugees to their homes, as well as resolve humanitarian issues and provide peace and stability within the territorial integrity of Syria.