Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday stated that Pakistan believes in restoring Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Nagorno-Karabakh area.
The minister expressed these views throughout a cellphone name together with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov. In a press release, the International Workplace (FO) stated that the 2 mentioned bilateral relations and the continued battle between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the breakaway area.
Nagorno-Karabakh, primarily inhabited by ethnic Armenians and backed by Yerevan, has been the scene of lethal clashes since September 27.
“The foreign minister expressed deep concern on the deteriorating security situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and expressed full solidarity with the brotherly nation of Azerbaijan and its people at this difficult time,” the assertion stated.
Qureshi additionally expressed concern over the “reprehensible targeting and killing of civilians by Armenian forces and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolutions”.
He additionally recognised Azerbaijan’s worthwhile assist to Pakistan on the Kashmir subject at varied worldwide boards, together with the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir. He briefed his counterpart on the grave human rights violations and different repressive actions being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in occupied Jammu &Kashmir, the assertion stated.
In the meantime, Bayramov appreciated Pakistan’s assist to Azerbaijan and briefed Qureshi on the most recent scenario.
In the course of the cellphone name, the 2 ministers expressed satisfaction on the state of bilateral relations and agreed to additional strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual curiosity, together with commerce and financial, cultural and academic fields.
Qureshi additionally reiterated his invitation to Bayramov to go to Pakistan, the FO assertion stated.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the event of Azerbaijan’s Independence Day, had paid tribute to “Azeri forces valiantly defending their territorial integrity”.
“Pakistan stands with Azerbaijan in its quest to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue as per UN Security Council resolutions,” he had stated.
Many years-long battle
The decades-long Nagorno-Karabakh battle re-erupted on September 27 and has up to now killed greater than 700 folks, together with almost 80 civilians.
The mountainous western area of Azerbaijan has remained below separatist Armenian management since a 1994 ceasefire ended a brutal warfare that killed 30,000.
Armenia, which backs Nagorno-Karabakh however doesn’t recognise its independence, has admitted that Azerbaijani forces have made necessary positive factors alongside the entrance up to now week.
A ceasefire in territory of Nagorno-Karabakh was below extreme pressure on Tuesday after new clashes between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces.
Officers in Nagorno-Karabakh reported new artillery battles on Tuesday morning and stated combating was notably intense in southern areas of the battle zone.
Azerbaijan’s defence ministry additionally reported combating in a number of areas, together with disputed territory near the road of contact that divides the perimeters.
Further enter from Reuters