PAKISTAN READY TO HOST SECOND MEETING OF PAK-AZERBAIJAN-TURKEY FOREIGN MINISTERS

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Islamabad(Staff Reporter)H.E. Ali Fikrat Oglu Alizada, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk today at the Prime Minister’s Office. The Ambassador conveyed the greetings of the Azeri leadership to the Prime Minister and emphasized the importance that Azerbaijan attaches to its relations with Pakistan. Azerbaijan wants to boost economic relations with Pakistan. The signing of Inter-Government Agreement on Energy Cooperation will pave the way for enhancing cooperation in multiple areas of energy between the two brotherly countries. 
 
The Ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s support for Azerbaijan’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh. The Prime Minister noted that Pakistan and Azerbaijan traditionally enjoy close, cordial relations marked by trust and understanding. Bilateral collaboration in different sectors has been growing steadily. He also appreciated the visit of H.E. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan to participate in the 13th ECO Summit held on 1st March 2017 in Islamabad. Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk appreciated Azerbaijan’s continued support on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute and appreciated Azerbaijan’s invaluable role in the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir. 
 
The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s principled position on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. The Prime Minister commended the Azerbaijan’s initiative of hosting the first trilateral meeting between Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Pakistan and Azerbaijan and conveyed that Pakistan is willing to host the second trilateral meeting. Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk expressed desire that efforts be made to attain the optimum level of economic cooperation. 
 
The Prime Minister expressed an aspiration that both countries should set the goal of expanding cooperation in trade, investment, energy and defence spheres. He also conveyed good wishes for the President of Azerbaijan.
 
21 June 2018