Direct air connectivity between Pakistan, Azerbaijan proposed


BAKU: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has proposed a liberal visa regime and direct air connectivity between Pakistan and Azerbaijan to promote bilateral trade, investment and tourism.

He made this proposal during his meeting with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Thursday.

The Senate chairman said there is need to explore the possibility of cooperation in diverse fields, including economy.

He said extension of North-South Transport Corridor to Gwadar Port would ensure the much-needed connectivity and give boost to trade links between the two countries.

Sanjrani said mutual support on the conflicts of Nagorno-Karabakh and Kashmir testifies to close understanding between Islamabad and Baku.

Azerbaijan president said Pakistan is an important country and there is huge scope to further build on cooperation and strengthen linkages.

Senate Chairman, who is leading a parliamentary delegation, also held meetings with leaders, heads of parliaments and delegates from Irish, UAE, Egypt, Korea and other countries.

He said Pakistan supports efforts aimed to establish peace and stability in the region.

In his four-day official, Sanjrani will participate in the 100th Anniversary of the Parliament of Azerbaijan.

Senate chairman said that Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy cordial relations and parliamentary exchanges would add more impetus to the friendly ties between Islamabad and Baku.

The delegation, led by Senate chairman, includes Leader of the House in the Senate, Senator Shibli Faraz, Senator Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel and Senator Nighat Mirza.