Azerbaijan, UK discuss ways of expanding interparliamentary relations

Islamabad, August 26, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan and the UK have discussed ways of expanding interparliamentary relations as the ambassador to Pakistan Ali Alizade met with British MPs Yasmin Qureshi, Graham Jones, Faisal Rasheed and Muhammad Yasin who are on a visit to the country.

Ambassador Alizade hailed friendship and cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UK. He emphasized the importance of expanding the activity of the interparliamentary friendship group.

The Azerbaijani ambassador also highlighted the development of Azerbaijan-Pakistan friendly relations. Ambassador Alizade hailed Pakistan's constant support for Azerbaijan's fair stance on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying that Pakistan does not recognize the aggressor Armenia as a state. He drew the British parliamentarians' attention to the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute as well as Armenia's ongoing aggressive policy. Ambassador Alizade underlined that the settlement of the Kashmir conflict as well as the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute will positively contribute to the restoration of peace and stability in the region. Ambassador Alizade noted the necessity of implementing the UN Security Council resolutions, and underlined the importance of the international community's exerting pressure on aggressive Armenia.

The British MPs praised the UK's and Pakistan's fruitful cooperation with Azerbaijan. They underlined the significance of developing interparliamentary ties and intensifying the activities of friendship groups.