Islamabad, 31 May 2022 (TDI): The Senate of Pakistan yesterday passed a resolution unanimously, to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Pakistan Senate offered heartfelt congratulations on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The Senate reaffirms its unwavering support for the Republic of Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability of internationally recognized borders. It also rejoices in Azerbaijan’s historic victory in the year 2020, which culminated in the liberation of its territories from the Republic of Armenia’s nearly three-decade-long occupation.

Furthermore, the Senate confirms the resolution passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 1, 2012, denouncing the Khojaly Genocide, in addition to approving its long-standing and consistent position.

On February 26, 1992, Armenian irregular forces and the 366th Commonwealth of Independent States Guards Motor Rifle Regiment massacred a large number of Azerbaijanis in the town of Khojaly.

The Senate of Pakistan added Further, that it fully supports Azerbaijan and Pakistan’s important joint efforts to improve economic connectivity, trade, investment, people-to-people contacts, and all other types of bilateral and multilateral cooperation that aim to strengthen each other’s prosperity and security.

Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan

Modern relations between the two countries were established when the Republic of Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union on June 9, 1992. See more

After Turkey, Pakistan was the second country to recognize Azerbaijan on December 12, 1991.

Bilateral relations between Islamabad and Baku have remained diplomatically warm and politically comfortable, owing to their shared religious roots.

Moreover, The Pakistani and Azeri governments have worked out a territorial agreement in which Baku backs Islamabad on the Kashmir issue in exchange for Islamabad’s backing on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

Azerbaijan will remain one of Pakistan’s most reliable former Soviet allies for the foreseeable future because they support each other in territorial disputes, have the same geopolitical view, and can use each other’s bilateral connections.

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