Rawalpindi, 25 May 2023 (TDI): Colonel General Karim Valiyev, the First Deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan and Chief of the General Staff of the Azerbaijan Army, met with General Syed Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan, during a State-visit to illustrate their strategic cooperation and shared commitment to defense and security.

The conference at the General Headquarters focused on strengthening defense connections and boosting collaboration in military and professional concerns between the two fraternal nations.

The occasion began with an official welcoming ceremony, during which the national anthems of Pakistan and Azerbaijan were played. After that, Colonel General Valiyev passed the guard of honor. A confidential dialogue between the esteemed military officers was followed by including officials from both countries in the meeting.

General Asim Munir sincerely appreciated the Azerbaijani delegation’s presence in Pakistan.
He congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on their Patriotic War victory and practical preservation of territorial integrity.

Furthermore, COAS noted the continued growth in friendly relations between the militaries of Azerbaijan and Pakistan. He also emphasized Pakistan’s importance of military cooperation with Azerbaijan and the potential for future development of military ties.

Colonel General Valiyev, for his response, expressed gratitude for the warm invitation. He highlighted the traditionally good relations between the two countries, which have substantially contributed to expanding bilateral military cooperation and several other sectors.

Azerbaijani Defense Chief underlined that the President of Azerbaijan and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev, has continuously stressed the growth and extension of the partnership with Pakistan.

During the discussion, the Chief of General Staff emphasized the purposeful provocations by Armenian armed forces along the conditional boundary to escalate tensions. He emphasized Azerbaijan’s unwavering determination to respond effectively to these provocations, safeguarding the region’s peace and stability.

Both officials discussed joint military exercises involving Azerbaijan, Pakistan, and Türkiye. They emphasized the significance of fostering broader ties between the various branches of their respective armed forces. They also stressed the value of fostering trilateral collaboration.

The conversations covered multiple subjects, including military, military-technical, and military-educational domains, as well as continuous exchange visits and coordination on security and counterterrorism activities.

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The constructive interactions between Colonel General Karim Valiyev and General Syed Asim Munir have strengthened Azerbaijan and Pakistan’s friendship and partnership.

The two militaries affirmed their dedication to strengthening ties and discussed potential new areas of cooperation. These exchanges highlight the nations’ commitment to fortifying defense alliances to bolster regional security and stability.

The Azerbaijani representatives, led by Colonel General Karim Valiyev, visited the Global Industrial and Defense Solutions (GIDS) headquarters in Pakistan as part of their visit. GIDS is a well-known defense industry organization and one of the country’s biggest producers of military goods.

The delegation was given an in-depth overview of the goals and divisions of GIDS, which specializes in creating military hardware for land, sea, and air operations, including integrated systems and air defense and nuclear, biological, and chemical defense solutions.

The conversations held during the visit underlined Azerbaijan and Pakistan’s shared enthusiasm for deepening defense cooperation and mutual support. The high-level session led to stronger ties between the two countries, paving the path for closer collaboration in numerous defense-related fields. Both countries reaffirmed their resolve to deepen their alliance and support regional security and stability.

GIDS provided the delegation with a thorough briefing on the organization’s objectives and areas of operations during their visit. During the session, discussions on mutual concerns were also held with Khazar Farhadov, Azerbaijan’s Envoy to Pakistan.

The delegation led by the First Deputy Minister of Defense also visited Pakistan’s Special Service Group (SSG) division to enhance Strategic Cooperation.

Azerbaijan’s First Deputy Minister of Defense, Colonel General Karim Valiyev, held a productive meeting with Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the Federal Minister for Defense of Pakistan.

Both dignitaries engaged in fruitful discussions, emphasizing the long-standing friendship and strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest, including defense cooperation and regional security.

The alliance between Azerbaijan and Pakistan has blossomed into an unbreakable bond founded on shared values, deep-rooted historical ties, and an unwavering commitment to cooperation. This extraordinary partnership between the two nations has been a source of strength, fostering prosperity, peace, and progress in the region and beyond.

The strategic cooperation between Pakistan and Azerbaijan demonstrates the power of partnership and camaraderie. United by shared values of sovereignty, independence, and national integrity, both nations have supported each other in times of need and celebrated each other’s victory. This extraordinary association has solidified their bond and established a foundation of trust and understanding.

Military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Pakistan has flourished, opening avenues for exchange and collaboration. Both countries recognize the significance of a strong defense partnership and strategic Cooperation in ensuring regional stability.

The regular exchange of visits, joint military exercises, and sharing of expertise have enhanced the capabilities of both armed forces. The valuable lessons learned from each other’s experiences have fostered growth, innovation, and professionalism.

The Azerbaijan-Pakistan alliance radiates optimism, resilience, and unwavering belief in a brighter future. It serves as a beam of hope, inspiring nations to seek common ground, nurture relationships, and build bridges of understanding.

Together, Azerbaijan and Pakistan exemplify the power of unity, demonstrating that when countries come together in pursuit of a shared vision, they can achieve greatness and make a lasting impact on the world.