President Alvi lauds Azerbaijan’s support for Kashmir stance

Alvi expresses hope that Nepal will play its role as SAARC chair, for strengthening peace in the region.

​ Our Correspondent October 27, 2019

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has appreciated Azerbaijan’s continued support for Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue and assured Islamabad’s reciprocal support to Baku on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Alvi expressed these views during a meeting with his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, on the sidelines of 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku on Saturday.

The president lauded Azerbaijan’s ‘valuable contribution; as a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Kashmir.

He also highlighted the grave human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir after Indian government’s unilateral and illegal revocation of Articles 370 and 35 A of Indian constitution and imposition of inhuman curfew and communication blackout since August 5.

Both the leaders took stock of the bilateral relations and appreciated the impetus of relationship that is marked by trust and mutual support to each other at regional and multilateral forums and potential for growth through regular exchanges between leadership on both sides.

They also discussed various aspects of bilateral ties, including socio-political and economic and trade relationship. The president also held a meeting with Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli and briefed him on the Indian illegal actions and human rights violations in the IOK.

Alvi expressed his hope that Nepal will play its role as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) chair, for strengthening peace and stability in the region.

He noted that the arc of bilateral cooperation has been expanding steadily in various fields of mutual interest. Both leaders affirmed to enhance economic relations between the two countries.

They expressed their desire to further strengthen the bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Nepal and to further diversify the bilateral relations in diverse fields of mutual interest.


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