Strong bonds sought with Azerbaijan

SLAMABAD: The first Deputy Minister of Defense and Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijan Colonel General Karim Valiyev called on Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif reiterated Pakistan’s strong desire to strengthen its partnership with Azerbaijan in all fields including defense cooperation, said a news release issued here on Wednesday.
The defense minister further said that both countries share common religions, cultures, and history. Both countries would thus continue to support each other on various international fora, he added. The visiting dignitary said, “Azerbaijan desires to work closely with Pakistan.” “Azerbaijan considers Pakistan important because of its rich experience in various fields including Defense,” Karim Valiyev said. –Agencies