Pak, Azerbaijan pledge to further cement relations

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The Prime Minister felicitated Foreign Minister Bayramov on Baku’s selection as the host city for  COP29 to be held in November 2024

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

ISLAMABAD: Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House today.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction on the positive trajectory of relations between both countries and stressed the need to further strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, investment, energy and security domains.

The Prime Minister expressed appreciation that both sides had always extended their full support to each other on issues of core interest, and reaffirmed that they would continue to do so at every international forum.

The Prime Minister felicitated Foreign Minister Bayramov on Baku’s selection as the host city for  COP29 to be held in November 2024 and said that Pakistan would work closely with Azerbaijan to ensure the successful outcome of this important event.

While fondly recalling his productive and fruitful interactions with President Aliyev during his visit to Baku in June 2023 the Prime Minister reiterated his most warm and cordial invitation to the Azeri President to undertake an official visit to Pakistan later this year.

The Azeri Foreign Minister thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and briefed him on the discussions held between the two Foreign Ministers earlier today. He also conveyed warm greetings of the Azeri leadership to the Prime Minister and assured him of Azerbaijan’s strong desire to further solidify its ties with Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Bayramov is visiting Pakistan at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Sen. Muhammad Ishaq Dar.