PM departs on three-day official visit to Azerbaijan
October 13, 2016
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has on Thursday departed for Baku on three day official visit to Azerbaijan. The prime minister is visiting Azerbaijan on the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev and this is the Prime Minister’s first visit to Azerbaijan. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi is accompanying him. Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close and cooperative relations, which are underpinned by commonalities of history, culture and faith. The mutual support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is a testimony to the close understanding between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. The two countries also share common views on major regional and international issues and cooperate closely in the regional and multilateral forums, including the UN, the OIC and the ECO. The visit to Azerbaijan is reflective of the Prime Minister’s vision to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with the neighbouring and regional countries.