TASHKENT, Uzbekistan: The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar on Thursday held a meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of 16th Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) being held in Tashkent.
The two leaders reviewed the progress in bilateral relations especially in the domain of trade, defence and energy.
Kakar welcomed the announcement of direct flight operations of Azerbaijan Airline (AZAL) to Pakistan terming it a positive development in people to-people exchanges and to advance two-way business and tourism.
The prime minister and Azerbaijan’s president discussed common challenges including Islamophobia and climate change and the critical role of ECO to promote regional cooperation and collective prosperity.
Global and regional developments including the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza and persistent Indian atrocities in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K) were also discussed.
Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, especially with respect to Karabagh.