Pakistan, Azerbaijan agree to promote bilateral cooperation

Pakistan attaches great importance to its ties relations with Iran


Pakistan and Azerbaijan have agreed to continue the process of mutual consultations to promote bilateral cooperation.

The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov in Dushanbe today (Tuesday).

Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized the need for undertaking joint efforts to achieve the targets set for promotion of trade and economic relations between the two countries.

The Foreign Minister noted that the beginning of direct flights between the two countries will supplement efforts to promote cooperation in diverse fields including tourism.

The two Foreign Ministers also held detailed discussion on the Afghan peace process, situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the regional situation in the wake of border areas recovered by Azerbaijan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan attaches great importance to its brotherly relations with Iran.


Talking to Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Dushanbe today (Tuesday), he said the institutional mechanism between Pakistan and Iran has increased bilateral cooperation in different sectors.


The Foreign Minister said both the countries have a lot of opportunities regarding the promotion of economic and trade cooperation that needs to be harnessed.


He expressed the hope that the early establishment of Pak-Iran border market would benefit both the countries equally.


He also thanked the Iranian Foreign Minister over extending continuous support to the Pakistan’s stance regarding Kashmir dispute at the international forums.


They also exchanged views on the regional situation including Afghan peace process. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said peaceful Afghanistan is crucial for the regional development and stability and promotion of contacts.



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