PR No. 226 MINISTER FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY, REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN CALLED ON PM Islamabad: April 26, 2016
Mr. Yavar Jamalov Minister for Defence Industry, Republic of Azerbaijan called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM house today. The meeting was attended by Federal minster for Finance Mr. Ishaq Dar, Minister for Defence Production Mr. Rana Tanvir and Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbassi.
Warmly welcoming Mr. Yavar Jamalov, Prime Minister recalled his meeting with the President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev at Davos in recent past during which both the leaders had agreed to enhance the ties between the two states.
The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan places high value to its partnership and closer friendly relations with Azerbaijan and is keen to enhance its ties by cooperation in defence, energy, commercial and economic fields for mutual benefit of both the countries.
Mr. Yavar Jamalov thanked the Prime Minster warm welcome and extended greetings on behalf of the President of Azerbaijan. The Minster for defence said that Azerbaijan is keen to explore new opportunities to import defence products and raw material from Pakistan. The Minister extended invitation for Pakistan’s participation in the international Defence Exhibition being organised by Azerbaijan in coming September with special reference to JF 17 thunder.
Mr. Yavar Jamalov appreciated the economic policies of Pakistan’s government and also highlighted the need to increase the bi-lateral trade. The Minister also invited investments from Pakistan in Azerbaijan. Both sides agreed to further enhance cooperation in areas of trade and economics and agreed to continue the joint ministerial meetings to find out new opportunities.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan will participate in the exhibition, and extended his greetings and best wishes to the President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev.