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Azerbaijan offers $100million to address Pakistan’s energy issues

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday and said that Azerbaijan is ready to provide $100million as credit to Pakistan to address its energy issues along with supplying of oil and oil products.

According to a statement released by the government, during the meeting, the ambassador also showed his keen interest to strengthen cooperation in the fields of media and information with particular emphasis on formal collaboration between state-run televisions of the two countries.

Information Minister Fawad Hussain while welcoming the Ambassador’s offer and interest to resolve Pakistan’s energy issues said that Pakistan would also like to enhance cooperation with Azerbaijan in the realm of tourism besides in the fields of media and information.

“Pakistan has unique tourist destinations especially in Northern areas and we will also want that Azeri tourists come and enjoy scenic beauty of these areas”, said the minister.

The minister said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Azerbaijan and Pakistan was one of the first three countries that recognized independence of Azerbaijan.

He said that Baku was highly popular with Pakistani tourists and it was a matter of satisfaction that there existed tremendous goodwill between the two countries. He emphasized the need for start of direct flights between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.

The ambassador invited Fawad Chaudhry to attend the Baku International Humanitarian Forum to be held in last week of October.

He added President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev greatly values his country’s ties with Pakistan, adding that the country also supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.

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