Pakistan ready to support Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says ambassador


ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to Azerbaijan Saeed Khan Mohmand on Friday said that Pakistan is ready to provide Azerbaijan with support in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict issue

He said this at a press conference held in connection with the black day held in support of the Kashmir issue in Baku.

During the press conference, Ambassador Mohmand said that, “Pakistan repeatedly declared support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and recognised the events of Khojaly as a genocide. In return, we appreciate the support of Azerbaijan for the issue of Kashmir, and we are now ready to provide the same support in the Karabakh issue.”

Further, the ambassador said that both the countries have been successfully cooperating for the past 25 years in different sectors.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992, the Armenian armed forces occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four United Nations Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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