Pakistan, Azerbaijan vow to strengthen strategic relations

Pakistan and Azerbaijan have expressed strong commitment to further strengthen bilateral strategic relations and broaden the scope of cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

The commitment was expressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov during their meeting in Islamabad today.

They agreed to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, energy, security and defence, education, climate action and regional connectivity.

The two Ministers reviewed progress on bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global developments.

They also agreed to enhance parliamentary exchanges, strengthen cultural cooperation and promote people-to-people exchanges including between students, academia and businessmen.

The two sides agreed to identify new areas of economic cooperation and bolster cooperation in climate action and renewable energy sector and increase bilateral investments especially in the energy sector.

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lso noted the critical importance of Joint working Group on Energy in promoting cooperation in the energy sector.

The Deputy Prime Minister expressed Pakistan’s full support to Azerbaijan during its presidency of COP29.

Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Bayramov discussed bilateral cooperation at multilateral fora and regional and global developments including the situation in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Deputy Prime Minister congratulated Foreign Minister Bayramov on Azerbaijan’s principled stance on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and congratulated Azerbaijan on restoration of its sovereignty over the Karabakh region.

The two sides also agreed to work together in the framework in OIC and ECO.

Source: Radio Pakistan