By Gunay Hasanova
The Azerbaijan-Pakistan business forum will be held in Baku on December 6, the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Fund (AZPROMO) reported on November 29.
The representatives of the Pakistani companies specializing in food industry, textiles, pharmaceutics, sports equipment will attend the forum.
The Azerbaijani State Customs Committee reported that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Pakistan amounted to $5.82 million in January-October 2016, which is 3.6 times more than in the same period of 2015.
The Azerbaijan-Pakistan “all-weather friendship" covers various facets of the economic and political ties. Pakistan is one of the oldest and closest allies and strategic partners of Azerbaijan in Asia.
Pakistan became the second country after Turkey which recognized the independence of Azerbaijan in 1991. The diplomatic relations between two countries were established on June 9, 1992.
Islamabad backed Azerbaijan during and after the Nagorno-Karabakh War and it is the only country that does not recognize Armenia. Pakistan also adopted a resolution strongly condemning the genocide against the civilian population of Khojaly, which was committed by Armenian armed forces.
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