Pakistan opposes unilateral US sanctions on Turkey

By: News Desk      Published: 09:03 PM, 16 Dec, 2020
Pakistan opposes unilateral US sanctions on Turkey

Pakistan Wednesday showed its concerns over unilateral US sanctions imposed on Turkey.

The United States made good on months of threats to punish Turkey for buying the S-400 system under a 2017 law known as CAATSA, which aims to limit Russia's military influence and punish it for its behaviour abroad.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhary said in a statement that Pakistan is deeply concerned on the imposition of sanctions on Turkey by the United States.

“Pakistan remains opposed to the imposition of unilateral coercive measures against any country in principle. The solution to all issues lies in dialogue, diplomacy and mutual understanding.”

“Pakistan acknowledges and appreciates Turkey’s invaluable role in regional and international peace and stability.

“The people and the Government of Pakistan reiterate their strong support for the Government and the people of Turkey in their quest for national security, peace and prosperity, and as always, will continue to stand by them towards the achievement of these shared goals.”