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PM Nawaz to embark on three-day Azerbaijan visit Thursday

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will embark on a three-day visit to Azerbaijan on Thursday wherein he would discuss with the leadership of host country the bilateral relations, economic cooperation besides exchanging views on regional and international issues.

At the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev, this will be the first visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Azerbaijan from October 13-15, 2016. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, said a Foreign Office statement.

The visit to Azerbaijan is reflective of the prime minister’s vision to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with the neighbouring and regional countries.

Pakistan accords high priority to its deep historical and cultural bonds with the regional countries and is committed to expanding cooperative relations with them.

During the stay in Baku, the prime minister will hold talks with President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister ArturTahir Rasizade.

The leaders will discuss bilateral relations with economic cooperation, including trade and investment, to be the key focus of their talks.

The two leadership would also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, with particular attention to the situation in South Asia and Pakistan’s policy of peaceful neighbourhood.

A joint declaration is also expected to be signed during the visit.

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Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close and cooperative relations, which are underpinned by commonalities of history, culture and faith.

The bilateral ties are characterised by mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region.

The mutual support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is a testimony to the close understanding between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.

The two countries also share common views on major regional and international issues and cooperate closely in the regional and multilateral forums, including the UN, the OIC and the ECO.

Pakistan was among the first few countries that recognised the independence of Azerbaijan in October 1991, established diplomatic relations and opened a resident mission in Baku.

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3 Comments

  1. Krish said:

    If your intention is to discuss' Kashmir' in Azerbaijan, then Mr. Prime Minister, you are wasting Pakistan's resources. Indian PM Modi too traveled a lot in the recent past and he did not discuss Kashmir with all and sundry because Kashmir is a part of India! India has to focus on many areas for further growth and development! For Pakistan growth and related activities are done by Chinese and so what can you do? Poor you! In any case, have a safe flight, enjoy at the cost of tax payers and consider this as a paid holiday for you and family. .

    • Dr.M.M.Khan said:

      Kashmir is NOT a part of India. If it was so why do you need 700000 thousend soldiers in the valley cowing Down Your own Citizens. The status of kashmir is disputed. Why do we have UN observers and LOC?

  2. Kickass said:

    Krish you better worry about those parts of your eastern half of Bharat where lndian currency is invalid and no body likes to see any Bharati. Tamils are more or less an autonomous state and care two hoots for Modi and his terror outfits.

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