RE­NAIS­SANCE PE­RIOD OF AZER­BAI­JAN- PAK­ISTAN FRA­TER­NITY

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TEl­dost Ibrahi­mov Teacher of Urdu lan­guage, Pak­istan Stud­ies Depart­ment of Ori­en­tal Stud­ies, Baku State Uni­ver­sity. here are some states that have passed into his­tory of mankind as clos­est, friendly and fra­ter­nal coun­tries. Some of th­ese coun­tries are in­ter­con­nected by reli­gion while oth­ers have lan­guage or cul­tural roots in com­mon. But none of the fore­go­ing al­to­gether does not have distinc­tion as deep-rooted as Azer­bai­jan-Pak­istan fra­ter­nity to be bright sam­ple to the world union. To­day Azer­bai­janPak­istan re­la­tions can cer­tainly be re­ferred to as model for the mankind with­out any hes­i­ta­tion. The pri­mary rea­son is the clos­est com­mit­ment of our na­tions to each other stand­ing in the cen­ter of th­ese re­la­tions. That is to say, friend­ship and fra­ter­nity of our na­tions have gone through a wide his­tor­i­cal path. Hence friend­ship of Pak­istani and Azer­bai­jani na­tions have stood at the high­est level of all po­lit­i­cal gov­ern­ments. Like­wise, by just glanc­ing over the oc­ca­sions pro­ceed­ing from the be­gin­ning of the last cen­tury, we can wit­ness the above­men­tioned to be found true. The his­tory of re­la­tions be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Pak­istan Azer­bai­jan and es­tab­lished trade re­la­tions still in the pe­riod of Great Mo­gol Em­pire. As a strik­ing ex­am­ple, Mul­tan Palace in Baku, Icheri-She­her has sur­vived up to our times and is be­ing pre­served as a his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ment at present. In a lit­eral sense, Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan has ev­ery time taken gen­uine friendly be­hav­ior to­wards Azer­bai­jan. rec­og­niz­ing state in­de­pen­dence of Azer­bai­jan Repub­lic. His­tory of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries started from June 1992. Em­bassies of Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan were opened on March 12, 1993 in Baku and on Au­gust 24, 1997 in Islamabad. The re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries stepped on a na­tion­wide leader of Azer­bai­jan Repub­lic to Pak­istan in April 1996 upon the in­vi­ta­tion of Is­lamic Repub­lic mu­tual vis­its of the heads of the states as­sume con­sid­er­able im­por­tance in the high-level devel­op­ment of in­ter­state re­la­tions. In this re­gard, the visit of Mr. Il­ham Aliyev, the Pres­i­dent of Azer­bai­jan Repub­lic to Pak­istan in April been ex­pressed on the devel­op­ment of re­la­tions be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Pak­istan in the ca­pac­ity of strate­gi­cal part­ner­ship in the meet­ing of heads of the two states re­garded as the be­gin­ning of new stage in the high-level devel­op­ment of in­ter­state re­la­tions. Pak­istan stressed the im­por­tance of bi­lat­eral doc­u­ments con­cluded with It has been stated that, Pak­istan and Azer­bai­jan ap­proach main prob­lems from the same stand­point. Con­stant con­dem­na­tion of open po­si­tion of Azer­bai­jan namely on Kash­mir prob­lem and ag­gres­sion of Ar­me­nia against ag­gres­sion of Ar­me­nia against Azer­bai­jan and will al­ways con­tinue to ad­here to its po­si­tion. On the other hand, Pak­istan promised to sup­port the re­quire­ment of en­sur­ing ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity of Azer­bai­jan Repub­lic at any time. As a bright ex­am­ple to it, Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan is the only state that does not rec­og­nize Ar­me­nia as a state for the oc­cu­pa­tion of the Moun­tain­ous Karabakh and has not con­sol­i­dated any re­la­tions with the in­vader Ar­me­nia. It would be nec­es­sary to em­pha­size the res­o­lu­tion No.822 that has been adopted in the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of the UN on im­me­di­ate with­drawal of Ar­me­nian oc­cu­py­ing forces from the Azer­bai­jani lands un­der the chair­man­ship of Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan. At present Azer­bai­jan-Pak­istan re­la­tions go through the pe­riod of re­nais­sance. The re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries keep de­vel­op­ing not only in eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal

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