Pakistan wants to further strengthen bilateral ties with Azerbaijan: President

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan wants to further strengthen bilateral ties with Azerbaijan, particularly in the fields of trade, energy, defence, culture, and tourism, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

Talking to the visiting Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan Professor Sahiba Makarova at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday, the president said that Pakistan attaches utmost significance to its ties with Azerbaijan as both Countries have shared religion, values, culture, as well as commonalities of views on regional and international issues.

The president underscored the need for exchanging political, cultural, and economic delegations at high levels to further solidify bilateral cooperation.

President Arif Alvi congratulated the government and people of Azerbaijan on the liberation of their territories from the occupation of Armenia and the signing of the landmark peace agreement.

The president appreciated the steadfast support extended by Azerbaijan to the legitimate cause of the Kashmiri people. He expressed the hope that her visit would further deepen bilateral relations.

Dr. Arif Alvi asked the Speaker to communicate his good wishes to the people and government of Azerbaijan.

The Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament Sahiba Gafarova emphasized the need for increasing interactions between the two Countries at economic, political, cultural, and strategic levels. She also underlined the need for promoting cultural ties to build bridges between the people of the two brotherly Countries.

Sahiba Gafarova conveyed that the people and political leaderships of Azerbaijan are highly grateful to Pakistan for supporting her Country’s stance on Nagorno-Karabakh. She added that her Country would continue to support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir at all fora.

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