Pakistan to host trilateral meeting of speakers in 2022

DailyTimes  |  Jul 29, 2021

As host of the first trilateral meeting of the speakers of the parliaments of Azerbaijan, Pakistan & Turkey, the Speaker of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan Sahiba Gafarova gathered the speakers of the three brotherly countries in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, as per communiqué received from Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday.

The meeting underlined the importance of existing relations between Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey which were based on brotherhood, historical and cultural ties, mutual respect and trust. The Forum also recognized the necessity of enhancing the parliamentary dialogue and cooperation between the three countries for further deepening of the existing relations between the brotherly states and nations.

During his address at the Plenary Session of the Conference, Speaker Asad Qaiser congratulated the leadership and people of Azerbaijan on their great victory in the 44 day patriotic war. The liberation of occupied territories through sheer determination, perseverance and collective will of the people was no easy task, he added.

While thanking the governments of Azerbaijan and Turkey for their support towards Pakistan on the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistan Speaker prayed that very soon the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will be liberated from the foreign occupation. He also hoped that the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will also see the dawn of freedom and rejoice in the air of liberty to live their lives in peace and prosperity. It was unanimously agreed that the Second Trilateral Speakers Conference will be held in Islamabad in 2022.

President of Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev also received the Speaker and delegation of Pakistan at his residence. During the meeting, the two sides discussed an array of issues of mutual interest. The Speaker proposed establishment of a Trilateral Forum of the Ministries of Commerce in order to enhance trade & commercial ties between the three brotherly countries. On the bilateral front, the Speaker also emphasized the need for further enhancing cooperation in the fields of education, health and climate change.

The Azeri president welcomed the proposals of the Speaker of Pakistan. He stressed that Azerbaijan always stood by Pakistan on its just and legitimate stance over the issue of Jammu & Kashmir and reaffirmed that Azerbaijan will continue to extend its support at all international fora with regard to the said issue.

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