Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan condemned on Monday Israel for its recent attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Foreign ministers of Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Istanbul on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA) to take place in the same city on Tuesday.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, his Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and his Afghan counterpart Zalmay Rassoul released a joint declaration following their trilateral meeting which condemned Israel's attack on a convoy of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.
In the declaration, the three ministers presented their condolences to the families of those killed in the attack.
Nine people, including eight Turkish and one US citizen of Turkish descent, died when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31. Around 30 people were wounded in the attack.
In their meeting, the ministers discussed a conference to take place in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 20 and the elections in Afghanistan due on September 18.
In their declaration, the ministers said they should cooperate for Afghanistan's stability and development.
The declaration condemned terrorist attacks staged in the three countries, and defined terrorism as a crime against humanity.
Turkish, Pakistani and Afghan ministers also reaffirmed their commitment to close cooperation and relationship.
Dunya News