Islamabad, 27 May 2023 (TDI): On the momentous occasion of Azerbaijan’s Independence Day, the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, expressed his heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people of Azerbaijan.

In a warm message to President Ilham Aliyev, President Alvi conveyed the deep-rooted emotions of friendship and solidarity that have blossomed between the two brotherly nations.

President Alvi underlined Pakistan’s commitment to protecting Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Alvi noted that Pakistan has consistently supported Azerbaijan during difficult times.

President Alvi also extended his heartfelt congratulations to the people of Azerbaijan on commemorating the “Year of Heydar Aliyev,” paying tribute to the remarkable legacy of the National Leader of Azerbaijan. He highlighted that Heydar Aliyev’s vision and steadfast determination had propelled Azerbaijan to prosperity and success. 

President Alvi expressed his eagerness to work hand in hand with President Aliyev further to expand bilateral cooperation for the betterment of both nations.

Furthermore, the President of Pakistan stated that over the past three decades, Azerbaijan and Pakistan have witnessed the strengthening of their fraternal bonds fostered through multi-sectoral cooperation. Economy and trade, culture, education, and defense have seen remarkable advancements, which have further solidified their bilateral relations.

President Alvi’s echoed President Ilham Aliyev’s feelings of tremendous warmth and admiration. In a few days ago speech, President Aliyev expressed his adoration for the people and government of Pakistan, acknowledging their pivotal role in strengthening Azerbaijan.

President Aliyev emphasized the critical contribution of Pakistan in bolstering Azerbaijan’s resilience and determination during the challenging times. He recognized that solidarity with a true friend, particularly during conflict and occupation, can profoundly impact a nation’s morale. The uncompromising support and solidarity of the people and government of Pakistan have further fortified the exceptional bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and Pakistan.

President Aliyev also underscored the historical and cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. These ties, grounded in shared principles, aspirations, and mutual respect, have grown stronger. He also hoped these relationships would continue flourishing, paving the way for even deeper collaboration across various sectors.

Both leaders’ hearts fill with pride and appreciation as they reminisce on their wonderful friendship. It’s a story bound by bravery, comradeship, and steadfast support. A relationship that has withstood the test of time and come out even more substantial, shining as a source of inspiration and hopes for all nations. It is an emotional connection that knows no bounds, spanning geographical distances and cultural divides.

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As Azerbaijan and Pakistan celebrate their enduring friendship and look toward a future of shared prosperity, the bonds of love and solidarity between these brotherly countries continue to strengthen. Both nations’ mutual support and unwavering devotion highlight companionship’s power in overcoming challenges and fostering peace.

Every area of Azerbaijan and Pakistan reflects the warmth and devotion lavished upon the two countries. The mere mention of both countries elicits smiles, gratitude, and stories of enduring friendship. The affinity between these nations is inscribed in the hearts of millions, a link that will long be a tribute to the enduring strength of human connection.