Pakistan stands with Azerbaijan to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue: PM

Pakistan stands with Azerbaijan to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue: PM

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said on Sunday that Pakistan stands with Azerbaijan in its quest to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue as per United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

In a tweet, the prime minister also paid tribute to Azeri forces valiantly defending their territorial integrity. He also extended felicitation to the President and fraternal people of Azerbaijan on their Independence Day.

یوم آزادی کےموقع پر میں جناب @presidentaz اورآذربائیجان کےبرادرانہ عوام کودلی مبارکباد پیش کرتاہوں۔ہم اپنی جغرافیائی سالمیت کاپوری جرأت سےدفاع کرنےوالی آذری فوجوں کوبھی سلام پیش کرتےہیں۔پاکستان سلامتی کونسل کی قرارداوں کی روشنی میں ناگورنو-کاراباخ کے حل کیلئےآذربائیجان کےساتھ ہے۔ — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 18, 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan said they had agreed on Saturday to a new humanitarian ceasefire from midnight (2000 GMT) in fighting over Azerbaijan’s ethnic Armenian-controlled enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Both sides had accused each other earlier of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that had failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s.