Islamabad, March 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): Mr. Ali Alizada Ambassador of Azerbaijan called on Federal Minister for Defence, Pervez Khattak in his office at Parliament House, Islamabad today. Federal Minister stated that Pakistan views Azerbaijan as an important country due to its strategic location, resources, progressive outlook and fast growing economy. He reiterated Pakistan’s support to Azerbaijan on the issue of Nagorno Karabakh. The Minister also reiterated strong desire to strengthen Pakistan’s partnership with Azerbaijan in all fields including defence cooperation.
He mentioned that Pak-Azerbaijan Working Group Level forum where the issues relating to military and defence cooperation are discussed has played a vital role in strengthening and enhancing defence relations between the two countries. The Ambassador of Azerbaijan appreciated Pakistan’s continued support on the issue of Nagorno Karabakh at all international fora and assured Azeri support on the issue of Kashmir in all fora in future.
The Ambassador mentioned that both brotherly countries are exploring more areas of future cooperation and people to people contact has already enhanced which is a sign of healthy relations between the two countries. Mr. Alizada informed that Col Gen Zakir Hasanov, the Defence Minister of Azerbaijan is scheduled to pay a bilateral visit to Pakistan from 21-23 March, 2019 and would also witness Pakistan Day Parade on 23rd March, 2019. He further informed that paratroopers and a military contingent of Azerbaijan will also participate in the said Parade.
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