Pakistan, Azerbaijan Reaffirm Commitment to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Thu May 30 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Azerbaijan have reaffirmed their commitment to advancing bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, energy, connectivity, and cultural exchange.

This commitment was underscored during a meeting between Pakistan’s Acting President, Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, and the visiting Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, and his delegation, held at Aiwan-e-Sadr today.

Extending a warm welcome to the Foreign Minister, the Acting President highlighted the longstanding and profound relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan, rooted in shared culture and religion. He pointed out the historical significance of Multan-Sarai in Baku, symbolizing centuries-old ties between the two nations. He proposed the declaration of Baku and Multan should be declared “sister cities” to foster closer bonds between them.

During the meeting, the Acting President emphasized the immense potential for bolstering trade and business relations between the two countries. He expressed contentment with the current level of cooperation, noting the alignment of views on various international platforms.

Highlighting the importance of educational and parliamentary exchanges, as well as enhanced connectivity, the Acting President stressed the need to further strengthen people-to-people interactions, particularly in tourism, business, and education.

The visiting Foreign Minister underscored the significance of cooperation between Pakistan and Azerbaijan, emphasizing the need for augmentation in economic, trade, and business domains. He emphasized that increased connectivity and people-to-people exchanges would solidify bilateral ties.

Yousuf Raza Gillani thanked Azerbaijan’s government for its support to Pakistan regarding the issue of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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