Nawaz underscores need for Pakistan-Azerbaijan enhanced cooperation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is keen to enhance its ties with Azerbaijan by cooperation in defence, energy, commercial and economic fields for mutual benefit of both the countries.

He made these remarks while talking to the Republic of Azerbaijan’s Minister for Defence Industry Yavar Jamalov who called on the prime minister at the PM House in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The meeting was also attended by Federal Minster for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir and Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbassi.

During the meeting, both sides discussed various issues related to bilateral relations. Both sides agreed that the two countries would further enhance cooperation in areas of trade and economics and would also continue the joint ministerial meetings to find out new opportunities.

In his remarks, the prime minister said that Pakistan places high value to its partnership and closer friendly relations with Azerbaijan.

Warmly welcoming Yavar Jamalov, the prime minister recalled his meeting with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at Davos in recent past during which both the leaders had agreed to enhance the ties between the two states.

Yavar Jamalov thanked the prime minster warm welcome and extended greetings on behalf of the President of Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijan’s minster for defence said that his country is keen to explore new opportunities to import defence products and raw material from Pakistan. He appreciated the economic policies of Pakistan’s government and also highlighted the need to increase the bi-lateral trade.

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The minister also invited investments from Pakistan in Azerbaijan.

In addition, he also extended invitation for Pakistan’s participation in the International Defence Exhibition being organised by Azerbaijan in coming September with special reference to JF-17 thunder.

The prime minister said that Pakistan will participate in the exhibition, and extended his greetings and best wishes to the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.


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