Pakistan praises Azerbaijan on liberating occupied territories

By Staff Reporter
Friday – January 15, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The foreign minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi congratulated his Azerbaijani counterpart on historic victory in recent conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and expressed support for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in newly liberated territories.

According to a press release, the FM received Azerbaijani FM Jeyhun Bayramov along-with his delegation at foreign office (FO) in the federal capital.

FM Qureshi expressed appreciation for Azerbaijan’s steadfast support to the just and legitimate cause of Kashmiri people.

As member of organisation of Islamic cooperation (OIC) contact group on Jammu and Kashmir, Azerbaijan consistently advocated the principled and legitimate right of the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to self-determination in accordance with relevant united nations (UN) security council (UNSC) resolutions.

He underscored importance of an inclusive and broad-based political solution of conflict in Afghanistan and highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to Afghan peace process.

Expressing satisfaction at successful conclusion of second trilateral meeting of Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan held in federal capital on January 13, 2021, it was underlined the trilateral cooperation may be enhanced through specific projects.

FM Qureshi underlined the exceptional quality of Pakistan-Azerbaijan political ties and underscored importance of building a stronger economic relationship.

The two sides reaffirmed resolve to comprehensively upgrade cooperation in political, security, trade and economic, energy, connectivity, education and cultural arenas.

Both sides reviewed with satisfaction the level of cooperation in international fora, especially at UN, OIC, economic cooperation organisation (ECO) and non-aligned movement (NAM), reiterated determination to continue mutual collaboration and support on respective core issues in global and regional forums.

At the conclusion of delegation-level talks, the two foreign ministers signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of cooperation in field of natural emergencies/disasters.

They agreed to remain in close contact and maintain high-level exchanges to further deepen and strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields.