Pakistan and Azerbaijan have reaffirmed the resolve to comprehensively upgrade cooperation in the political, security, trade and economic, energy, connectivity, education and cultural arenas.
The development came at delegation level talks between the two countries in Islamabad today (Thursday).
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi represented Pakistan in the talks while the Azeri side was led by its Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
The two sides reviewed the entire gamut of Pakistan-Azerbaijan relations and exchanged views on regional and international issues.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined the exceptional quality of Pakistan-Azerbaijan political ties and underscored the importance of building a stronger economic relationship.
Both sides reviewed with satisfaction the level of cooperation in the international fora, especially at the United Nations, OIC, Economic Cooperation Organization and Non-Aligned Movement, and reiterated the determination to continue mutual collaboration and support on their respective core issues in the global and regional fora.
The Pakistani Foreign Minister expressed appreciation for Azerbaijan’s steadfast support to the just and legitimate cause of the Kashmiri people as member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.
Azerbaijan has consistently advocated the principled and legitimate right of the people of IIOJK to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored the importance of an inclusive and broad-based political solution of the conflict in Afghanistan and highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process.
At the conclusion of delegation-level talks, the two Foreign Ministers signed an MoU of cooperation in the field of natural emergencies and disasters.