Azeri Parliament Delegation Holds Meetings in Pakistan

Politics Materials 1 December 2006 16:00 (UTC +04:00)

The delegation of the Azerbaijani Parliament, who are on a visit to Pakistan, held a number of meetings. They met with both houses of the Pakistani Parliament Senate and National Assembly, the member of the delegation, MP Asim Mollazade, stated in an exclusive interview with Trend.

In addition, the delegation of the Azerbaijani Parliament visited the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan and Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate. During the meeting, debates were organized on the Azerbaijani-Pakistani relations, energy policy and growing influence of Azerbaijan.

Mollazade underlined that on 1 December, a round table was organized in the Pakistani State University, with the participation of the Azerbaijani delegation. The round table focused on the energy policy of Azerbaijan and relations between the two countries in various areas.

It was stated during all meetings that the relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan are at high level. Official Islamabad recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the position of Pakistan regarding Nagorno-Karabakh remains unchanged. At present, Pakistan has not established diplomatic relations with Armenia due to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and supports the settlement of the conflict on the basis of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Mollazade said, adding that both countries support each other within the international organizations. There is a very good attitude towards Azerbaijan in Pakistan, Mollazade underlined.

The delegation includes the Head of the Working Group of the Azerbaijani Parliament for Relations with Pakistan, Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Commission for Agrarian Policy, Eldar Ibrahimov, Chairman of the Permanent Commission for Human Rights, Rabiyat Aslanova, Chairman of the Permanent Social Policy Commission Hadi Rajabli and Deputies Asim Mollazade and Isa Habibbeyli.

The visit will conclude on 3 December.