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OFFICIAL VISIT OF AZERBAIJANI PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV TO PAKISTAN
[April 13, 2005,]
On April 13, visiting Pakistan President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived at the Defense Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) in Rawalpindi. In front of the DEPO office, the Azerbaijani leader was met by Director General of the organization Syed Ali Hamid.
The President was informed that the Defense Export Promotion Organization had been established 12 years ago to facilitate customer inquiry and coordination the export of high quality defense products such as high grade weapon systems, basic and advance trainer aircraft, surface to air and anti tank missile systems, sophisticated surface and sub surface naval crafts, air delivered munitions, small arms and a wide range of ammunition and explosives, as well as to provide a variety of services. President Ilham Aliyev saw an infomercial about the industrial process, and viewed the exhibition of the defense products. After that, President Ilham Aliyev met with the DEPO management, shared his impressions of the exhibition, and left his comments in the guestbook.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met in private with Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz on April 13. The Premier said he was pleased to see President Ilham Aliyev in Pakistan, noting there were favorable conditions for expanding economic ties between the two countries. He stressed the importance of organizing reciprocal visits at various levels.
Noting that Azerbaijan is closely cooperating with many countries, and is involved in the large-scale international projects, President Ilham Aliyev said there were very promising prospects for his country’s all-round cooperation with Pakistan, as well.
The Azerbaijani leader updated Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on political, economic and legal reforms being implemented in Azerbaijan, as well as on the serious difficulties the country has to face with because of the Armenian aggression. He expressed gratitude to the Pakistani government and Premier Shaukat personally for the support of the fair position of Azerbaijan in international organizations.
On April 13, after the private meeting of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz, were held negotiations with participation of the delegations.
Discussed were ways of development of the Pakistani-Azerbaijani relations.
Noting that they were with great hope expecting the official visit of President Ilham Aliyev, the Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz spoke of the important documents signed earlier and would-be-signed during current visit, stating that all these would be a news stage in development of the bilateral relations.
Reminding efficient cooperation of two countries on the international organizations, the prime Minister gave high assessment to position of Azerbaijan in the Kashmir question. As is known Azerbaijan supports Pakistan’s position in this problem.
Emphasizing that Azerbaijan has rich potential in the Asian continent and the country pays great attention to the relations with Pakistan, President Ilham Aliyev said he highly assesses the existing opportunities for cooperation between two countries and that Azerbaijan has established mutually beneficial links with the world counties.
In the meeting, the sides had comprehensive exchange of views on strengthening of economic ties, and focused the question on investing by the Pakistani entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan’s economy.
As is stated, Azerbaijan will further support Pakistan in admission as a full member to the large global projects, including TRCECA, and reconsidered increase of trade turnovers.
In the meeting, also were discussed a number of other issues of mutual interest, and stressed that the positions of both countries coincide in all questions and they would support each other.
On April 13, a ceremony of signing of the documents took place in Islamabad. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz have joined the event.
First Vice-Premier of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov and the minister of culture, sports and youth of Pakistan Mohammad Ajmal Khan signed the Agreement on cooperation in the field of culture. The document on cooperation in transport field between the Ministry of Transport of Azerbaijan Republic and the Ministry of Communications of Pakistan was signed by Yagub Eyyubov (Azerbaijan) and minister of communications of Pakistan Mohammad Shamim Siddigi. Also was signed the document on cooperation in the field of education by Yagub Eyyubov and minister for social security and special education of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mrs. Zibeyde Jalal. Minister of communications and information technology of the Azerbaijan Republic Ali Abbasov and minister of information technologies of Pakistan Ahmad Khan Legari signed the Agreement on cooperation in the field of communications and information technologies between the Government of Azerbaijan Republic and Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Finance minister of Azerbaijan Avaz Alakbarov (Azerbaijan) and minister of finance of Pakistan Omar Eyyub Khan signed the Agreement on co-op between the finance ministries of two countries. And finally, director general of «Azerbaijan Hava Yollari» State Concern Janagir Askerov and fdefense minister of Pakistan Tarig Vasim Gazi signed the document on cooperation between aviation authorities of two countries.
After the ceremony of signing of documents, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz on April 13 held a joint press conference.
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz spoke of importance of the signed documents, underlining that they would promote expansion of cooperation between the countries and rise of level of the economic-trade links.
President Ilham Aliyev said his visit was high level and the negotiations were effective and useful.
Especially was noted that the fraternal countries support each other in the Kashmir and Nagorno Karabakh questions, and would make every effort to reach settlement of the problems on base of the international law.
Heads of state answered questions of media representatives.
On April 13, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev who was on an official visit in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the invitation of the President of this country Perveza Musharraf, has returned home.
The head of state was seen off by minister of the defense industry of Pakistan Habibullah Khan Varraikh, other officials of the country, the ambassador of Azerbaijan in Islamabad Eynulla Madatli, the ambassador of Pakistan in Baku Mohammed Hafiz.
The same day, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev has arrived in Baku.
At the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, the head of the President Administration Ramiz Mehdiev, the Mayor of Baku Hajibala Abutalibov met the head of state.
Contact: Shohrat Mustafayev