Pakistan and Azerbaijan Vow to Deepen Cooperation

Pakistan, Azerbaijan vow to enhance cooperation in divers sectors

Islamabad :  , His Excellency Mr. Khazar Farhadov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Mr. Ahad Khan Cheema. The Minister warmly received the esteemed Ambassador, and both parties engaged in discussions regarding matters of mutual interest.

Minister Ahad Cheema acknowledged the longstanding fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, which have flourished since the independence of Azerbaijan. He emphasized that while trade and cooperation between the two nations have progressed steadily, there remains a need to further strengthen people-to-people contacts. The Ambassador echoed this sentiment and highlighted the significance of the resumption of direct flights between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, which will undoubtedly bolster trade and tourism.

The Minister expressed appreciation for these efforts and reiterated the importance of robust economic relations between the two countries. He underscored that through the Joint Commission mechanism, both nations are collaborating across various sectors including Trade and Investment, Defence Industry, Agriculture, Energy, Health, Transport, Banking, Tourism, Sports, Culture, and IT.
Furthermore, Minister Cheema informed that the Ministry of Economic Affairs is diligently monitoring the implementation of decisions taken during the 7th Session of the Pakistan – Azerbaijan Joint Commission. He expressed eagerness to host the next session of the Joint Commission in Pakistan at the earliest convenience. The Ambassador concurred on the need for prompt convening of the Joint Commission this year in Pakistan. Both sides resolved to enhance cooperation in key sectors such as business, banking, IT, tourism, energy, sports, health, and transport, and agreed to hold Joint Working Group meetings to expedite progress in these areas.

Minister Cheema assured continued collaboration and extended gratitude to Mr. Farhadov for his visit to the Ministry to discuss matters of mutual interest. He pledged full assistance from his office for the prompt organization of the next session of the Joint Commission. The meeting was attended by Mr. Tamerlan Khalilov, Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, and senior officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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