Islamabad, December 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Faisal Karim Kundi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly has said that Azerbaijan and Pakistan were intertwined in bonds of religion, culture and history, therefore, Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Azerbaijan.
He said that Pakistan strongly desire to further enhance its bilateral, economic and parliamentary ties with its brotherly country. He was talking to Ambassador of Azerbaijan H. E. Dashgins Hikarov who called on Deputy Speaker in Parliament House, this evening.
Faisal Karim Kundi said that both the countries have huge economic potential which needs to be exploited for mutual benefit. He said that regular interaction between the political hierarchy, parliamentarians and people of both the countries would be helpful in exploring avenues of possible cooperation.
The Deputy Speaker said that parliamentarians of both the countries could also play an important role in creating better understanding between both the countries. He thanked Azerbaijan for its support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue at regional and international forums.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan H. E. Dashgins Hikarov agreed with Deputy Speaker and said that his government also strongly desires to have congenial relations with Pakistan. He said that a stable Pakistan was imperative for the peace in the region; therefore, it has always supported Pakistan on all regional and international forums.
He thanked Pakistan for its support on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh. He agreed for further enhancing economic relations between both the countries. The Azerbaijani Ambassador also presented an invitation on behalf of Deputy Speaker of Azerbaijani Majlis (National Assembly) to Deputy Speaker to visit Azerbaijan. Deputy Speaker accepted the invitation and said that he would visit Azerbaijan with a parliamentary delegation soon.
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National Assembly of Pakistan
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