ISLAMABAD, May 27 (APP):Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Pakistan Ali Alizada Wednesday said the government and people of Azerbaijan highly valued the brotherly ties with Pakistan and would continue supporting it at every forum considering it their close fraternal country.
“Azerbaijan and Pakistan are bound by the relations, strong friendship and strategic partnership which reflects the will of our fraternal nations and we remain committed to further strengthen our relations with brotherly Pakistan,” the ambassador said in his message on the occasion of the National Day of Azerbaijan annually celebrated on May 28.
May 28 is the National Day of Azerbaijan which marks the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and a historic event when a democratic republic was created for the first time in the Muslim world in 1918.
He said it was pleasing that Azerbaijan’s ties with Pakistan also steadily accelerated and both countries always enjoyed longstanding warm and cordial relations.
Many projects and productive cooperation between the two countries are continued in economic, military, military-technical, defence industry, security, cultural, media, science, education, energy and humanitarian-social fields. Only in 2019, several mutual visits of government and military officials were carried out from both sides, he added.
Referring to the frequent high level interactions between the leadership and the business communities of the two countries, the ambassador said the launch of direct flights between the two countries during current year was a priority as a lot of work had already been done in this respect.
He said even during the COVID-19 pandemic Azerbaijan and Pakistan continued to support each other. Humanitarian-social works of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation of Azerbaijan are continued in Pakistan and the government of Azerbaijan has also allocated financial humanitarian aid to Pakistan to contain the spread of COVID-19 and elimination of consequences of pandemic in Pakistan.
Ali Alizada said Pakistan had also supported the efforts of Azerbaijan to fight coronavirus pandemic as President Alvi attended the virtual summit of the Non-Aligned Movement held on the initiative of the President of Azerbaiajn on May 4, 2020.
Even, the two presidents had also a constructive telephonic conversation on May 8, 2020 where they hailed the importance of the NAM online Summit in terms of strengthening efforts to combat the pandemic and its significant contribution to consolidating solidarity and international cooperation between the countries.
He said this year, the embassy could not solemnly celebrate the National Day of Azerbaijan in Pakistan due to coronavirus pandemic, but they had already received many congratulations letters, calls, messages of solidarity from the people and Government of Pakistan.
He thanked the government and people of Pakistan for continued cooperation, support and interest to further expand and strengthen the relations.