BILATERAL RELATIONS

Azerbaijan - Pakistan relations

Brief historical information on diplomatic relations:

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was one of the first countries that recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 12, 1991. The diplomatic relations between two countries were established on June 9, 1992. The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Azerbaijan was opened on March 12, 1993. Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan was opened on August 24, 1997. The ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is Dashgin Shikarov.

High level visits and meetings:

Head of States:

October 9-11, 1995 - The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Sardar Faruq Legari paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

April 9-11, 1996 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to Pakistan.

July 8-10, 2004 - The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

April 12-13, 2005 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Pakistan.

October 13-16, 2012 The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 12th Summit meeting of Organization of Economic Cooperation).

March 11-14, 2015 - The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

Head of Governments:

May 5-7, 2006 - The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 9th Summit meeting of the Organization of Economic Cooperation).

 

 

 

Ministers of Foreign Affairs:

January 24, 1994 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Sardar Asef Ahmad paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

March 14-15, 1995 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hasan Hasanov paid an official visit to Pakistan (The 3rd Summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference).

May 8-21, 1999 - The State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mohammad Siddiq Khan Kanju paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 9th Ministerial Board Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Economic Cooperation).

May 3, 2006 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (Summit meeting of the Organization of Economic Cooperation).

June 19-21, 2006 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 33rd session of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference).

May 15-17, 2007 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Pakistan (The 34th session of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference).

June 15, 2010 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Pakistan.

October 13-16, 2012 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 12th Summit meeting of the Organization of Economic Cooperation).

Inter-parliamentary relations:

June 18-20, 2008 - The Chairman of the Senate of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Muhammad Mian Soomro paid a visit to Azerbaijan (The 90th Anniversary of the Azerbaijani Parliament).

February 11-12, 2013 The Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan Republic Ogtay Asadov paid a working visit  to   Pakistan  (The first meeting of the

 

Interparliamentary Assembly of the Organization of Economic Cooperation). The head of Azerbaijan-Pakistan inter-parliamentary working group is Arastun Javadov. The Chairman of Pakistan-Azerbaijan Friendship Group is the Speaker of National Assembley of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Shazia Fatima Khawaja is a convener of the group.

Humanitarian cooperation:

Cultural and humanitarian events:

In 2008 secondary school for girls affected by the earthquake was built by Heydar Aliyev Foundation and in 2012 an overhaul were conducted.

USD 1 million was donated by Government of Azerbaijan in 2010 and USD 2 million in 2011 to lift consequences of flood disaster in Pakistan.

February 02, 2012 - The Senate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan adopted resolution on recognition of Khojaly genocide.

October 2013 - The Senate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan adopted resolution on recognition of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and condemning the armenian occupation.

2012-2015. Heydar Aliyev Foundation donated one fully equipped ambulance and 2000 blood bags to Hamza Foundation, issued funds for building of new block and the waiting rooms in Khayber Eye Foundation, constructed water supply scheme in Dera Ismail Khan district, arranged free treatment at Institute of Cerebral Palsy and the Mother and Child hospital of Peshawar. Open heart surgeries at Kulsum International hospital and Hepatitis B vaccination in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were conducted. The foundation pays stipends to 41 deserving students of 12 Pakistani universities and the Rara Girls School. Also, during 2012-2015 more than 1000 cattle were sacrificed and divided among the poor people in all the regions of Pakistan during the Eid-ul-Adha carried out by Heydar Aliyev Foundation. During the Eid-ul-Fitr in 2012-2015 iftar dinners were organized in all the regions of Pakistan, humanitarian events were held in orphanages in various cities, presents were given to orphans and the elderly.

April 08, 2015 – Aids to the people affected by the flood disasters in Pakistan during the October month of 2014 were carried out by the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AİDA). Ration bags containing food items were distributed among flood and torrential rain victims of the rural areas of the various cities.

January 15, 2015 – The inauguration of the “Black January Martyrs Spring” in Gujarkhan region of Punjab province was carried out with support and initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

July 09, 2015 - With support and initiative of the president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, 500 blood packages were presented to Thalassemia Center and a blood donation campaign was held with initiative of the ambassador D.Shikarov.   

October 20, 2015 – An event with support of Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AİDA) was held in Al-Farabi Center for Physically Handicapped Children, 120 wheelchairs, as well as special equipments which is necessary for the rehabilitation of disabled persons were presented by AIDA to Al-Farabi center.   

 

Contractual-legal basis:

30 documents were signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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