Pakistan to expand cooperation with Azerbaijani Navy
Pakistan plans to develop cooperation with the Naval Force of Azerbaijan, Admiral Asif Shamdani, Chief Commander of Pakistani Navy, told Azerbaijani Ambassador to Pakistan Dashgyn Shikarov at a meeting, the Embassy told Trend on Friday.
Having appreciated highly the level of cooperation between Pakistan and Azerbaijan, Admiral Shamdani thanked Azerbaijan for the support to issues of key importance for Pakistan, including the Cashmere problem.
Having congratulated Azerbaijan on the occasion of being elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Shamdani voiced his gratitude to the Azerbaijani side for its backing to the candidature of Pakistan during elections to the UN Security Council.
Azerbaijan and Pakistan are elected non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2012-2013.
The Pakistani military chief said he had already visited Azerbaijan in 2003 and that he would like to visit it once again.
The Azerbaijani Ambassador congratulated the Admiral with his being appointed to this post and wished him every success in his further activity.
The diplomat thanked the Government of Pakistan for the support rendered to Azerbaijan's being elected a member of the UN Security Council, and voiced his gratitude for Pakistan's backing to the position of Azerbaijan in the conflict with Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh.
In addition, the Ambassador highly appreciated Pakistan's assistance to organization of training courses for Azerbaijani naval officers in Pakistani naval schools.