Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada has expressed gratitude to Pakistani Government and people for continued cooperation, support and interest to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations adding celebration of Azerbaijan National Day and 100th Anniversary of Azerbaijan Diplomacy in Pakistan was a clear manifestation of strong brotherly bonds between the two countries. Ambassador Alizada made these remarks while speaking on the occasion of National Day and 100th anniversary of Azerbaijan diplomacy. A large number of guests hailing from various walks of life attended the reception. Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed was the chief guest while many MPs also attended the event. Ambassador Ali Alizada furtehr said, I congratulate all my countrymen on the occasion of National Day and all employees of our diplomatic service of Azerbaijan on 100th Anniversary of Azerbaijan diplomacy and want to reiterate that, as the successor of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic the modern, emerging, stable, prosper and peaceful Azerbaijan remain committed to further strengthen and deepen relations with brotherly Pakistan”. While giving a historical perspective the Ambassador said, 101 years ago, for the first time, on the date of May 28, 1918 a democratic republic was established in the Muslim East in Azerbaijan. The establishment of a democratic republic for the first time in this region was a great achievement of the Azerbaijani people and its sovereign territory was 114,000 square kilometers. The official state attributes of Azerbaijan – the national tricolor flag and anthem were adopted, the national Azerbaijani currency – manat was issued, Azerbaijani language was declared the official language and state institutions, parliament, armed forces of Azerbaijan were also created.