Azerbaijan Wants to Strengthen Military Co-operation with Pakistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 July /corr. TrendNews I.Alizade / Azerbaijan wants to strengthen military co-operation with Pakistan.
"Pakistan has large experience in training personnel, military technical training. Azerbaijan wants to use this experience," the first Vice-Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament, Chairman of Standing Commission on Security Affairs and Defence, Ziyafyat Askerov, said at the meeting with the Chairman of the Foreign Committee of Senate of Pakistan on 7 July.
There is an agreement on bilateral co-operation between the Ministers of Defence of Azerbaijan and Pakistan. The Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan co-operates with 50 countries.
Askerov noted that Azerbaijan and Pakistan successfully co-operate in many spheres, including in the military and military technical areas. According to him, Azerbaijan closely co-operates with Pakistan in combating international terrorism.
The Chairman of the Foreign Committee of Senate of Pakistan, Mushahid Hussein Said, said from the point of view of security, Azerbaijan with Pakistan faces similar problems. "Both countries sustained aggression of other country. For a period of long years, the fair has not been able to triumph in Nagorno-Karabakh and Kashmir, and the resolutions by the UN Security Council are not fulfilled. Therefore it is important to strengthen co-operation," Said noted. He said that unless the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is regulated, Pakistan will have no relations with Armenia, because it is an aggressor country.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful, but fruitless negotiations.
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