ISLAMABAD:(APS)October 12, 2016-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for Azerbaijan on Thursday for a three-day visit to further enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.
He is paying visit on the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev.
He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation. This will be the Prime Minister’s first visit to Azerbaijan.
Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close and cooperative relations, which are underpinned by commonalities of history, culture and faith.
The mutual support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is a testimony to the close understanding between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
The two countries also share common views on major regional and international issues and cooperate closely in the regional and multilateral forums, including the UN, the OIC and the ECO.
The visit to Azerbaijan is reflective of the Prime Minister’s vision to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with the neighbouring and regional countries.
Bilateral relations, economic cooperation, including trade and investment, will be the key focus of talks.
A Joint Declaration is expected to be signed during the visit.