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PM thanks Azerbaijan president for supporting Kashmir issue

PM thanks Azerbaijan president for supporting Kashmir issue
January 22, 2020
DAVOS (92 News) – Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev called on Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Wednesday. During the meeting, the prime minister thanked central Asian country for support on the Kashmir issue.  He also acknowledged the efforts of President Aliyev that had resulted in Azerbaijan voicing support for the people of occupied Kashmir at a meeting of a contact group of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation last year. Iiham Aliyev invited PM Imran Khan to visit Azerbaijan. Both the leaders agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relations between both the countries in the meeting. Bilateral relations and ways and means to strengthen economic ties were discussed during the meeting. On the occasion, PM Khan apprised the Azerbaijan president about grave rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir. “The valley is under lockdown from August 5, the day when BJP-government stripped Iok’s special status.” He said Indian acts are threat to peace in the region and the world should take action in this regard. The prime minister lauded Azerbaijan’s role on the Kashmir issue as a member of OIC. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Permamnent Representative to UN at Geneva Ambassador Khalil Hashmi were also present. Earlier, US President Donald Trump had once again offered to play his role for Pak-India relations, including Kashmir issue. During a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the Word Economic Forum in Davos, Trump said that he was happy to meet Imran Khan. “Imran Khan is my good friend. Our relations with Pakistan are good” Trump said trade and borders were both critical points for discussion. “Trade is going to be of very, very paramount importance … and we’re working together on some borders, and we’re talking about Kashmir in relation to what is going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help we certainly will be helping,” he said. “We’ve been watching that and following it very, very closely,” he added. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan wants peace and stability in the country. “Pakistan will continue to play a role for peace and stability in the region.”He said that Pakistan and the US enjoy good relations. Imran Khan said that while relations with India were important, the most pressing concern was Afghanistan.