Baku, 29 August 2022 (TDI): The Government of Azerbaijan will provide $2 million in aid to Pakistan, in accordance with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev’s instructions.

The President of Azerbaijan sent a letter of condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Arif Alvi. He expressed sorrow over the heavy casualties and all the destruction caused by the heavy rainfalls and floods in the country.

The President wrote, “On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I offer my profound condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who were killed, and the brotherly people of Pakistan, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured and earliest elimination of the natural disaster’s consequences.”

In addition to the statement of the President, the government of Azerbaijan will provide aid to Pakistan, worth $2 million dollars. The purpose of aid is to counter the consequences of the floods and monsoon rainfall occurring in the country. It is an effort to support Pakistan in controlling the destruction that caused significant loss to the country.

Azerbaijan and Pakistan relations

Pakistan was the second country to recognize Azerbaijan after its independence from the Soviet Union in 1992. It was the beginning of the bilateral relations between both states. Both countries have a strategic partnership.

Pakistan has an embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan has an embassy in Islamabad. Both countries held several summits to improve their ties. The trade and cooperation between the two nations have steadily grown.

A trilateral meeting between the Chairmen of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Pakistan took place in July 2021. The meeting discussed the Baku declaration which emphasizes the cooperation and development of the involved countries with one another.

The Chairmen of the trilateral meetings agreed to meet again in 2022.