Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday offered his condolences to Turkey over the lives claimed by the new coronavirus.

A statement issued by the prime minister’s office said Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s abiding support and solidarity with Turkey, including in Turkey’s efforts to combat the pandemic, during a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The two leaders agreed that Pakistan and Turkey must work together and reinforce each other’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19,” the statement added.

Khan also conveyed his thanks to Erdogan for the Turkish government’s facilitation of stranded Pakistanis in the aftermath of

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