New York, 24 September 2022 (TDI): The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan advanced bilateral ties on the sidelines of UNGA 77. This came as a result of the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Azerbaijan.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov, on Friday. During the meeting, both ministers highlighted opportunities for strengthening ties between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.

On the occasion, Minister Jeyhun expressed his commitment to enhancing the partnership between both countries. In response, Minister Bilawal said that both countries have enjoyed good brotherly ties for years which will surely tighten in the future.

Pakistan Azerbaijan Relations

Pakistan and Azerbaijan have enjoyed years of good brotherly relations. The Islamic Republic was also among the first countries to recognize the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 12, 1991.

Diplomatic Relations between both countries were established on June 9, 1992. Both countries are engaged with each other with collaboration in different domains. This includes political, economic, trade, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges.

The year 2022 marked 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between both countries. Throughout these years, both countries have signed agreements of trade, military, security, and environmental cooperation.

In 2021, Azerbaijan also hosted joint military drills with Pakistan and Turkey.

Moreover, Pakistan has also expressed its stance of support for Azerbaijan amid its tensions with Armenia. Recently, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed deep sorrow over the loss of Azerbaijani soldiers in the Armenian clashes.

Officials of Pakistan have condemned the measures taken by Armenian forces on the borders. On the other hand, Azerbaijan has also expressed its support for Pakistan for its stance on Kashmir on different occasions.


The 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly commenced on 19 September. It lasted till 23 September 2022. Leaders and Representatives of many countries attended the session.

The session saw debates on rising challenges in regional and international politics. It also reviewed the implementation of policies related to climate change and education.

Additionally, many sideline meetings also took place among officials of governments of various countries.

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The Foreign Minister of Pakistan also chaired the 46th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the G77 and China during UNGA 77. The theme of the meeting was “Major priority issues and addressing the food, fuel, and financial crises and pathways towards achieving the SDGs”.

During the meeting, the foreign Minister highlighted several issues like the pandemic, food and health insecurity, and climate change that are deeply affecting developing countries.

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