By Zaman Bajwa
June 11, 2021: A gathering was held at the Azerbaijan embassy in Islamabad on Thursday evening, attended by Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan, Mr. Sohail Mahmood Foreign Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad Ms. Humaira Ahmed Federal Secretary Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) and media personalities.
Addressing the event, Federal minister said his country would always stand with the “brotherly nation” of Azerbaijan in both good and bad times. “Let me say that our shared values don’t just go back to 30 or 40 years, but our relations are centuries old,” he said.
Congratulating Azerbaijan on the recent victory against Armenia, Khan said his country always supported Azerbaijan on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan celebrates the annual day to mark the events when their national leader, Heydar Aliyev, got elected as chairman of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan in 1993, and succeeded in preventing a civil war in the Eurasian country.
After gaining independence in October 1991, the country faced a power struggle and Armenian aggression.
H.E Ali Alizada, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Pakistan, thanked the government and people of Pakistan for their support during the second war against Armenia. “We are thankful to our fraternal country Pakistan and its nation which always stood by Azerbaijan,” he said.
The Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.
Azerbaijan liberated several strategic cities and nearly 300 of its settlements and villages from Armenian occupation during this time.
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