By Rashid Shirinov
The issues of military-technical cooperation between Baku and Islamabad will be discussed during the upcoming visit of Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force Sohail Aman to Azerbaijan.
Aman’s visit is scheduled for September 19-22. During the visit, the sides will discuss the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Pakistan in military aviation and air defense.
Currently, the sides coordinate the program of the visit, the Pakistani Embassy in Baku reported.
Pakistani ambassador to Azerbaijan Saeed Khan Mohmand previously said that the two countries will continue to deepen cooperation in the defense sphere and organization of military exercises.
“We have a strong cooperation in the military sphere and we will continue to deepen our cooperation,” he said.
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.
The military cooperation takes a special place in Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations. Back in November 2016, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry and Pakistan’s Joint Staff Headquarters signed a plan of bilateral military cooperation in Islamabad. The sides agreed to continue cooperation in carrying out joint military exercises and discussed detailed cooperation in defense sector and joint military production.
Pakistan 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.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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