Monitoring Desk: Azerbaijan-Pakistan-Turkey relationships are seen with historic perspectives and military relationships but do only historical perspectives can transfer good feelings to the young generations, writes Prague-based Foreign Affairs expert Shazia Anwer Cheema.
In her article published in daily The Express Tribune, she indicates that the unique and cherishable relationship of Azerbaijan, Pakistan, and Turkey are difficult to grasp in the “give and take” connotation.
Commenting on “Three Brothers – 2021” exercises that are in process in Baku, she writes that Azerbaijan-Pakistan-Turkey relationships are seen with historic perspectives and military relationships but these relations are based on perspectives linkages.
“There are several writers who believe that Azerbaijan always helps Pakistan on the Kashmir issue because Pakistan was co-author of several UNSC resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh and stands with Azerbaijan on this, particularly diplomatic matters. Since Nagorno-Karabakh is resolved and Baku may not need the support of any country on this issue after winning a historic war then why does Baku even now stand so strongly with Pakistan on Kashmir cause? The world saw that Baku stood on the Kashmir issue again on Kashmir Solidarity Day by illuminating the iconic Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku with the Pakistani flag on February 5, 2021. This was a historic event that must be documented with a new vision in the book of Azerbaijan- Pakistan bilateral relations,” comments writer Shazia Anwer Cheema.
She is of the view that the human cognitive system learns through embodied experiences; mere observation cannot formulate a tangible experience and our cognitive functions (reasoning, judging, decision making, evaluation) allow us. And all these cognitive functions work solely based on prior schemas.
“What decision in the past lead to what circumstances is a key factor in expectations? The human mind is trained to expect via perception. All three countries stand with each other’s without any hidden agenda, with no bad intentions, and they just want a safe, sovereign, prosperous future for their youth that has gone through “War on Terror” —a war that made the world almost impossible to live for Muslim youth. Their unique and cherishable relationship, difficult to grasp in the “give and take” connotation, but giving and taking is not always bartering, sometimes is an investment, emotional and psychological investment that pave way for people-to-people relationships,” writes Shazia Cheema.