BAKU: Pakistan to continue to extend support to Azerbaijan on NK iss

news.az, Azerbaijan
Aug 26 2011

Pakistan to continue to extend support to Azerbaijan on Karabakh issue
Fri 26 August 2011 12:19 GMT | 8:19 Local Time

Pakistan greatly values its close brotherly relations with Azerbaijan.

Chairman Senate of Pakistan Farooq H. Naek Friday said Pakistan
greatly values its close brotherly relations with Azerbaijan which is
based on historical, cultural and religious commonality.

Talking to the newly appointed Ambassador of Azerbaijan to
Pakistan,Dashgin Shikarov who called on him here at the Parliament
House he said the two countries enjoy commonalities of views on
various regional and international issues.`The support that we extend
to each other on different issues is the manifestation of our strong
ties,’ he added.Expressing his satisfaction over the close cooperation
between the two countries in different fields, the chairman said the
bilateral trade and economic cooperation can be greatly enhanced, the
bilateral trade volume which stands at USD 11.55m per annum is not
commensurate with the potential that exists between the two countries,
there exists tremendous scope for cooperation in the field of defense.

`Our two countries must jointly explore further avenues of cooperation
in this field,’ he further added.

The Chairman appreciated Azerbaijan’s support to the cause of Kashmir
and Pakistan’s endeavors for peaceful settlement of the dispute in
accordance with the UN resolution and wishes of Kashmiri people.

Naek said Pakistan will continue to extend principle support to
Azerbaijan on the Nagorno Karabakh issue and other territories
illegally occupied by Armenia.
He also underscore the need for more frequent Parliamentary exchanges
and people to people contact for mutual advantage and said that such
contacts help consolidate the existing ties.

The Ambassador thanked the Chairman for receiving him at the
Parliament House and assured him that he will make all possible
efforts to further strengthen the friendly relations between the two
countries.

The Chairman congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment as
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan and hoped that he will use his
good offices to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two
countries.

APP

From: Baghdasarian