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4 March, Thursday

Pakistan, Azerbaijan review entire gamut of bilateral ties

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The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov held extensive delegation-level talks at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday, and reviewed the entire gamut of Pakistan-Azerbaijan relations and exchanged views on regional and international issues, Eurasia Diary reports citing the Dispatch News Desk (DND)

During the talks, Qureshi underlined the exceptional quality of Pakistan-Azerbaijan political ties and underscored the importance of building a stronger economic relationship.

The two sides reaffirmed the resolve to comprehensively upgrade cooperation in the political, security, trade and economic, energy, connectivity, education, and cultural arenas.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi congratulated his counterpart on Azerbaijan’s historic victory in the recent conflict on Nagorno-Karabakh and expressed support for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in the newly liberated territories.

Both sides reviewed with satisfaction the level of cooperation in the international fora, especially at the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and reiterated the determination to continue mutual collaboration and support on their respective core issues in the global and regional forums.

The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed appreciation for Azerbaijan’s steadfast support to the just and legitimate cause of the Kashmiri people.

As a member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, Azerbaijan has consistently advocated the principled and legitimate right of the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Qureshi underscored the importance of an inclusive and broad-based political solution of the conflict in Afghanistan and highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process.

Expressing satisfaction at the successful conclusion of the 2nd Trilateral Meeting of Pakistan-Turkey and Azerbaijan held in Islamabad on January 13, 2021, it was underlined that trilateral cooperation may be enhanced through specific projects.

At the conclusion of delegation-level talks, the two foreign ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation in the field of natural emergencies/disasters.

The two foreign ministers agreed to remain in close contact and maintain high-level exchanges to further deepen and strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields.

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