It has been agreed to increase cooperation between Pakistan and Azerbaijan in all fields.
Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan are also developing in energy, defense, trade, religious and cultural sectors.
Azerbaijan is in talks to buy JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan.
Baku State University has a special department of Pakistani-Urdu language.
The two countries signed a protocol on cooperation in the field of trade and economy and establishment of a joint commission at the state level.
The meetings of the said commission are held every 2 years in the capital cities of both the countries.
Pakistan and Azerbaijan have agreed to increase mutual trade and cooperation in various fields and said that they will have to work together to deal with the current challenges. It should be remembered that Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif arrived in Azerbaijan on a two-day official visit.
He arrived in Azerbaijan at the invitation of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The Prime Minister was warmly welcomed by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the Zgulba Presidential Palace in Baku.
The Prime Minister’s visit is aimed at promoting bilateral relations in the fields of energy, banking, financial services and information technology.
The Prime Minister was received at the Baku airport by First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yakub Ayubov, Deputy Foreign Minister Al-Nur Mamadov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Khizr Farhadov and Ambassador of Pakistan to Azerbaijan Bilal Hai.
The Prime Minister visited Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev’s mausoleum in Baku and also visited Azerbaijan’s Martyrs’ Memorial.
Later, the Prime Minister met with President Ilham Aliyev, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Commerce Minister Syed Naveed Qamar, Information and Broadcasting Minister Maryam Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Petroleum Dr. Masdaq Malik and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi were part of the Prime Minister’s delegation.It should be noted that a delegation of ministers of Azerbaijan also met with the Prime Minister to promote trade between the two countries and to cooperate in the energy sector.
The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter that the visit is part of our government’s policy to strengthen bilateral cooperation and establish sustainable partnership. Important discussions were held with the leadership of Azerbaijan to open new avenues of cooperation in the fields of
The Prime Minister said that converting the excellent bilateral political relations into solid trade and investment relations is our main goal.
Central Asia is central to our energy security policy and we are committed to increasing cooperation with Central Asian countries to make Pakistan energy secure.While holding a joint press conference with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that since we came to your great country, we are getting pleasant surprises. My brother Nawaz Sharif said that when you go to Baku. If you do, you will be very happy to see the best city.
He said, “I am sure that your great father’s soul will rest in peace because of your excellent service to the people of Azerbaijan. I was witnessing things during my travels. Believe me, I am grateful for your vision, hard work and dedication.” I am very impressed with your leadership.
Shahbaz Sharif said that I have to make some requests to you, how clean your cities are, your solid waste management, even though we have the best program in Lahore, but it was great to come here. Shahbaz Sharif said that Dear President, today we had excellent talks with you, I want to say that we had complete agreement on many bilateral and multilateral issues, Pakistan and Azerbaijan are two friendly countries, our relations are mutual trust. And sincerity is linked to purpose and mutual respect.
Shahbaz Sharif said that there are vast opportunities for trade with neighboring countries through Gwadar, we want to promote solar energy in Pakistan and increase the volume of bilateral trade, we want to increase the export of Pakistani rice to Azerbaijan. Due to the Ukraine conflict, global commodity prices have increased, we must work together to meet the current challenges.
The Prime Minister said that he is very happy to visit Azerbaijan. He is very impressed with the vision of the President of Azerbaijan, considers it important to develop relations with Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan and Pakistan have long-standing brotherly relations, the Prime Minister highlighted the situation in India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and said that the people of India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir have been victims of Indian oppression for more than seven decades. are
The Prime Minister said that Azerbaijan has always appreciated Pakistan’s support for the dispute over India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Azerbaijan Airlines is starting flights to Islamabad.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gave a pleasant surprise to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the hosts by chatting in Russian. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that joint exercises will be increased to increase defense capabilities.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that it was agreed to increase mutual trade in the meeting. Both countries have opportunities to increase cooperation in various fields.
In the meeting, the promotion of mutual cooperation in the fields of education, defense and energy was also discussed.
While welcoming the visit of Prime Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, the President of Azerbaijan said that joint military exercises will be increased to improve defense capabilities. It should be remembered that Pakistan and Azerbaijan, two brotherly Muslim countries, have unique historical, cultural, religious, geographical and political commonalities – Pakistan was the second country to recognize Azerbaijan’s independence in 1991 –
After that, diplomatic relations between the two states were established in 1992.-Pakistan was one of the first countries to open its embassy in Baku. have supported each other on various forums for-
For example, Azerbaijan supports Pakistan’s position on the Kashmir issue and Pakistan has been supporting Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.
The two countries have always supported each other at various international forums such as the United Nations and the OIC.
Moreover, the leadership of Pakistan and Azerbaijan continue to communicate with each other regularly – recalling the great help given by their Azerbaijani brothers in the 2005 earthquake and 2010-2022 floods in Pakistan –
The government of Azerbaijan allocated 2 million US dollars for flood victims.
Pakistan also played an important role in the adoption of a resolution in the United Nations Security Council – which clearly declared that Nagorno-Karabakh was a permanent part of Azerbaijan – Pakistan provided multilateral support to Azerbaijan during the war with Armenia. And raised his voice in favor of Azerbaijan – The Pakistani people and government expressed solidarity and support with their brothers in Azerbaijan – At the time of this war, the founder of the Muslim Institute, Sahibzada Sultan Muhammad Ali, and the Chairman of the Muslim Institute, Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali, too. In order to express solidarity with Azerbaijan in difficult times, many events were held in the name of martyrs of Azerbaijan.
People of both countries celebrate Islamic festivals in the same way – historical links have also been developed between the two countries that bring them closer to each other, for example, the Multan caravanserai in Azerbaijan was built to accommodate merchants from Multan in Azerbaijan. The famous poet Saib Tabrizi visited the subcontinent in the 17th century and stayed here for some time. The services of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation of Azerbaijan are unparalleled from a humanitarian point of view – the foundation offers humanitarian and social projects in the field of education – the first lady of Azerbaijan, Mehrban Aliyeva, was awarded Hilal Pakistan’s highest civilian award in recognition of her work. Awarded to-
In addition to the important role of universities and think tanks to establish stronger public relations between the two countries, both sides are also working on promoting cultural ties – Embassy of Azerbaijan in Islamabad provides all possible facilities to Pakistani citizens. is trying to provide so that they can easily get online visas in just three hours instead of three days – e-Visa system and direct flights from Pakistan to Azerbaijan have started which will boost people to people connectivity. –
Various scholarships are being offered by Azerbaijani universities (Khazar University and ADA University) to Pakistani students – there are many opportunities for Pakistani and Azerbaijani students to study scientific research, medical, engineering and management sciences. which can potentially form a knowledge corridor are-
Azerbaijani people especially students are very interested in learning about Pakistani language and culture – it is an interesting fact that Azerbaijani students are learning the national language of Pakistan in their state universities – learning Urdu makes Azerbaijani students aware of Pakistani culture. Inspiring to Know – Recently inaugurated Azerbaijan Language and Cultural Center at National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad – It will promote Azerbaijani language and culture in Pakistan and Urdu language and A Chair of Culture will be established-
Additionally, the University of Languages in Baku has an active Pakistan Cultural Center which is playing a major role in promoting the understanding of Pakistan’s culture and literature – it will also promote Azerbaijani Linguistics, Urdu Linguistics and General Linguistics – We have more than 1000 similar words of everyday use in Azerbaijani, Turkish and Urdu language – the people of both countries are getting closer – this will also help in deepening the relationship in other areas especially trade.Azerbaijan trades mineral products worth $1.6 million, textiles $1.2 million and vegetable products $8.74 thousand with Pakistan – Pakistan trades textiles $4.68 million, chemical products $2.32 million and vegetable products $1.51 million with Pakistan. Trade – However, the volume of trade between the two countries is very low and should increase – since the government of Azerbaijan has simplified the visa procedure, allowing cultural relations to be promoted through tourism. – The number of visitors from Pakistan to Azerbaijan is on the rise as visa procedures are eased – The federal government issued two tenders for spot liquefied natural gas, LNG cargo for the first time in almost a year, while one Also announcing the agreement under which Azerbaijan will supply the country with one LNG cargo per month. Relying on gas for power generation and lacking foreign exchange to pay for imports, the country struggled to buy spot cargoes of LNG when global prices rose after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year. Due to which it faced massive power outage. But this year Asian spot LNG prices have fallen from a record high of $70 per million British thermal units in August, and are now trading below $10. According to Pakistan LNG, a government subsidiary that buys LNG from the international market, there is a tender seeking six cargoes based on XShip, DES, delivered at Port Qasim in Karachi in October and December.
Delivery windows are October 5-6, 20-21 and 31, and December 7-8, 13-14 and 24-25. The tender will close on June 20.
Pakistan’s second tender seeks three cargoes at Port Qasim on a DES basis for delivery windows of January 3-4, 28-29 and February 23-24. The second tender will close on July 14.
Pakistan LNG last floated a tender for 10 spot cargoes in July 2022, but no offers were received. In addition, Minister of State for Petroleum Mossadegh Malik said that Azerbaijan would supply one LNG cargo to Pakistan at an “affordable price” per month. An agreement has already been reached with Azerbaijan and will “start soon”. Pakistan has two long-term supply agreements with Qatar, one signed in 2016 for 3.75 million metric tons per year of LNG, and another for 3 million metric tons per year in 2021.
It is also accompanied by an annual portfolio contract. In 2022, Pakistan’s imports fell to 6.93 million metric tons for the year from 8.23 million metric tons in 2021, according to data from Data Analytics Group.