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Monday July 15, 2024

Pakistan hails Azerbaijan’s stand on IIOJ&K

Bayramov also lauded Pakistan’s strong political and moral support to Azerbaijan during its past conflicts

By Mariana Baabar
May 31, 2024
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (left) meets President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev inn Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 15, 2023. — President Office of Azerbaijan
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (left) meets President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev inn Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 15, 2023. — President Office of Azerbaijan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday appreciated Azerbaijan’s position on the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) which has remained unchanged.

“Azerbaijan supports peaceful solution of this problem, at the same time, on the basis of relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and within the framework of international humanitarian law,” said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov at the Foreign Office where he led delegation level talks with his counterpart Ishaq Dar. Later, both spoke to the media.

Bayramov also lauded Pakistan’s strong political and moral support to Azerbaijan during its past conflicts, including during the 44-day war and later.

Earlier, the two ministers held detailed talks on bilateral relations. “They reviewed progress on bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global developments.

The two sides expressed strong commitment and resolve to further strengthen bilateral strategic relations and broaden the scope of cooperation in all areas of interest, including trade, investment, energy, defence, education, climate action and regional connectivity,” said the Foreign Office after the meeting.

“They also agreed to enhance parliamentary exchanges, strengthen cultural cooperation and promote people-to-people exchanges including between students, academia and businessmen,” added the Foreign Office.

The two sides agreed to identify new areas of economic cooperation and bolster cooperation in climate action and renewable energy sector and increase bilateral investments, especially in the energy sector. They also noted the critical importance of Joint Working Group on Energy in promoting cooperation in the energy sector.

Both countries agreed to further strengthen their strategic relations and expand cooperation in areas like trade, investment, energy, defence, education, climate change and regional connectivity.