SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has reiterated Pakatan’s support for Azerbaijan’s right to self-defense in accordance with international law and in protection of its territorial integrity.
In a meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev held in Samarkand on Friday on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of State Meeting, the prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s principled support to Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh and congratulated on the historic success in liberation of its occupied territories.
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The prime minister said that Pakistan and Azerbaijan have exemplary relations, deeply embedded in common history, faith and culture.
Expressing his gratitude to Azerbaijan for its support and solidarity with Pakistan as well as provision of generous financial assistance for the flood affected people, the prime minister highlighted that this massive natural disaster caused by climate change called for urgent action by the international community to address this global threat.
The prime minister also expressed condolences on the recent martyrdom of 71 Azeri servicemen in an unprovoked attack by Armenia.
While reviewing their bilateral relations the two leaders mutually resolved to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas including political, economic, energy, defence, education and people-to-people links.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif underlined the importance of unlocking the existing potential in the relationship by boosting bilateral engagement in the fields of trade, investment, agriculture, information technology and tourism.