ISLAMABAD: Azerbaijan's ambassador to Pakistan Ali Ali Zada has said that joint defense exercises between Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey are being considered for the same year. In an interview with Pakistan's state news agency (APP), Ali Ali Zada said that Azerbaijan thanks Pakistan for taking a principled stance on the recent Armenian war on Nagorno-Karabakh, and said that Azerbaijan also believes that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir should be resolved amicably in accordance with UN resolutions.
Azeri Ambassador Ali Alizadeh said that companies and institutions of friendly countries will be given priority for rehabilitation and development works in the liberated areas of Nagorno-Karabakh. Talks are underway with the Frontier Works Organization of Pakistan (FWO) in this regard. It may be recalled that the DG, FWO had earlier visited Azerbaijan and reviewed the role of the FWO in the rehabilitation work.
After him, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Nadeem Raza has also visited Baku. Ali Ali Zada said that there is an ideal cooperation between the forces of the two countries. Security was our biggest issue after independence and thats why we have established direct defense cooperation with friendly countries, including Pakistan. The two countries' armed forces continue to cooperate at the educational, training, technical and other levels.
Azerbaijani Ambassador Ali Alizadeh said that direct flights to Azerbaijan and Pakistan would be resumed once the intensity of Corona was reduced. At present Turkish Air is connecting Lahore, Islamabad via Istanbul via Baku flight. Forty thousand Pakistanis went to Azerbaijan last year and the number is likely to increase due to direct flights.
The Azeri Ambassador said that we are keen to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in various fields including trade, economy, tourism and culture and it has vast potential. We have a lot in common, including history, traditions and culture.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS