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PM Sharif to leave for Azerbaijan tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a three-day visit to Azerbaijan from Thursday 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.

During his stay in Baku, the Prime Minister will hold talks with President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Artur Tahir Rasizade to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields with focus on trade and investment.

The two sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, with particular attention to the situation in South Asia and Pakistan’s policy of peaceful neighbourhoods. A Joint Declaration is expected to be signed during the visit.

In a statement, the foreign office spokesman said that Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close and cooperative relations, which are underpinned by commonalities of history, culture and faith.

He said these ties are characterized by mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region.

The spokesperson said 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.

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