Pak­istan –Azer­bai­jan Re­la­tions

The Diplomatic Insight - - News - Sar­dar Aqeel An­jum

hen it comes to at­tain­ing close, cor­dial, friendly ties be­tween any two people, there ought to be quite a few com­mon grounds be­tween them. The same holds true if the mat­ter con­cerns bring­ing to­gether two states, coun­tries or na­tions. No mat­ter how far they’re sit­u­ated from one an­other ge­o­graph­i­cally; what var­i­ous lan­guages do they speak; what dif­fer­ent colours do they have; how con­trast­ingly do they clothe them­selves; there are al­most al­ways some strik­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics that go a long way so as to tightly tie them into friendly knots that no other force un­der the sun can un­tie or break. Such, also, are the Pak-Azer­bai­jan re­la­tions are ever grow­ing. Be­ing Is­lamic states, there ex­ists a sa­cred bond of brother­hood be­tween the two that knows no bounds and goes be­yond or across all borders as does a beau­ti­ful, every­where! square kilo­me­ters, Azer­bai­jan has a pop­u­la­tion of just over 9 mil­lion -94% of them be­ing Mus­lims. Rich in oil and nat­u­ral gas re­sources, it is a fast grow­ing econ­omy. Hav­ing a vi­able lit­er­acy rate of 99.5%, Azer­bai­jan is an his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural hub. The the Sovi­ets forcibly oc­cu­pied the land which won back its sec­ond free­dom on A politi­cian of promi­nence and a man of prin­ci­ples was Mr Hey­dar Aliyev (1923-2003). He joined the Com­mu­nist Party and be­gan play­ing an ac­tive role in pol­i­tics. He got elected to a num­ber of im­por­tant posts dur­ing the Soviet rule. How­ever, soon sens­ing the real anti-ter­ri­tory mo­tives of the oc­cu­pants, he re­signed from the party. An ar­dent ad­vo­cate of Is­lamic val­ues, Mr Hey­dar was cho­sen the pres­i­dent of the state and re­fur­bished its for­eign pol­icy along ad­vanced lines. The cur­rent pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev the re­cently-held elec­tions on Oc­to­ber per cent votes. He also served as the Repub­lic’s pre­mier. An aca­demic, hold­ing a PhD de­gree, he is by far the best states­man, good ne­go­tia­tor in na­tional and in­ter­na­tional af­fairs and bold and wise de­ci­sion maker that ev­ery coun­try would love to have. Hav­ing suc­ceeded at the seem­ingly up­hill task of re­duc­ing poverty from his coun­try by no less than 90 per­cent, he now looks for­ward to doubling the Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP) by the year 2020. Thanks largely to his hard work, pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion;

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