ISLAMABAD: Pakistani leader & Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan has congratulated the government and people of Azerbaijan ahead on their National Salvation Day observed every year on June 15.
In this regard, a gathering was held at the Azerbaijan embassy in the capital Islamabad on Thursday evening, attended by Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan and other officials and journalists.
Addressing the event, Khan said his country would always stand with the "brotherly nation" of Azerbaijan in both good and bad times. “Let me say that our shared values don't just go back to 30 or 40 years, but our relations are centuries old,” he said.
Congratulating Azerbaijan on the recent victory against Armenia, Khan said his country always supported Azerbaijan on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan celebrates the annual day to mark the events when their national leader, Heydar Aliyev, got elected as chairman of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan in 1993, and succeeded in preventing a civil war in the Eurasian country.
After gaining independence in October 1991, the country faced a power struggle and Armenian aggression.
Ali Fikrat Oglu Alizada, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Pakistan, thanked the government and people of Pakistan for their support during the second war against Armenia. “We are thankful to our fraternal country Pakistan and its nation which always stood by Azerbaijan,” he said.
The Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.
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