ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Thursday made a telephonic contact with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and took him into confidence over the Joint Declaration of Iran , Turkey and Brazil about Irans nuclear fuel swap deal. According to official sources, Erdogan apprised the Prime Minister that he had, earlier, also spoken to US President Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin on the subject. PM Gilani commended his Turkish counterparts statesmanship and crucial role in adoption of the joint declaration and arranging for the agreement on Irans nuclear fuel exchange. He expressed the hope the agreement would pave the way for a negotiated resolution of the controversy surrounding Irans nuclear programme. Prime Minister Gilani stated that Pakistan had consistently advocated for a peaceful resolution of Irans nuclear issue by recognising Irans right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes while adhering to its NPT obligations. The question of recognition of Kosovo also came under discussion during the telephonic conversation between the two leaders. The Prime Minister informed the Turkish leader that Pakistan was keenly observing the current situation. He noted that the UN General Assembly through a resolution had sought the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovos Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) and ICJs opinion was due in July or August this year. He said that Pakistan would keep this issue under review and wait for ICJs opinion before taking any decision. Both the Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction over the exemplary relationship and the ongoing multifaceted bilateral cooperation between both countries. They agreed to further strengthen the existing ties through concerted and sustained efforts and enhanced bilateral interaction at all levels.