Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan stands for liberation of occupied Azerbaijani lands
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
Pakistan believes that regional and global issues should be resolved through international law, peace and dialogue, said Muhammad Nawaz Sharif making statements for the press after his meeting with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Oct. 14.
He noted that Pakistan is committed to peace and principles of development for the sake of peace, despite the aggression of other circles.
The prime minister also said that his country’s courageous commitment to the peace shouldn’t be perceived wrongly, as weakness.
Many issues, including regional and international ones, were discussed during the Pakistani delegation’s meetings, according to him.
Mutual support between Azerbaijan and Pakistan on the Kashmir and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts proves the close understanding between the two countries, said Nawaz Sharif.
He noted that Pakistan has a clear position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Pakistan stands for the liberation of all the occupied Azerbaijani lands, the withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts, and the return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their motherlands, Nawaz Sharif added.
He also praised Azerbaijan’s support to Pakistan’s position on the Kashmir conflict, on its settlement through dialogue and peace in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
He also expressed confidence that this mutual support will remain unchanged until the two conflicts are completely solved.
The prime minister added that political relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan develop consistently.
During the meetings, the two sides agreed to develop relations in the spheres of economy, investments, trade, energy, defense, agriculture, industry, science, culture and others, according to him.
He also noted that the trade turnover between Pakistan and Azerbaijan doesn’t reflect the two countries’ real potential and there is a need to boost this area.
The two sides also agreed to continue their cooperation on international arena, within the UN, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Economic Cooperation Organization, added Nawaz Sharif.