Trump’s conduct in spite of Pakistan’s great sacrifices is undesirable, says Erdogan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  called Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain and expressed solidarity with Pakistan in the wake of allegations levelled by United States President Donald Trump.

Turkish president has assured his Pakistani counterpart of full support and cooperation “in any situation”, a press release issued by the presidency said.

“Trump’s conduct in spite of Pakistan’s great sacrifices is undesirable,” Erdogan was quoted as saying. He said Pakistan had rendered historic sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

Earlier,  US President Donald Trump had lashed out at Pakistan and accused it of “lies and deceit” in return for the $33 billion aid the US gave it in the last 15 years.

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President Hussain in a statement has said that Pakistan is a responsible country and would give an “appropriate response” to the US allegations. He said Pakistan believes in a policy of engagement and cooperation and regretted that its sentiments had not been respected.

Thanking the Turkish president for expressing solidarity with Pakistan, Hussain added, “This love-filled message has made us feel proud.”

War of words between US and Pakistan continued at United Nations after remarks of US permanent representative at UN Nikki Haley that Trump will go to great lengths to stop funding to Pakistan, Maleeha Lodhi, Pak’s representative had responded that they can ‘review our cooperation if it’s not appreciated.’

Also Read: We can ‘review’ our cooperation if is not appreciated: Pakistan to US


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