Ambassador Alizade thanks Pakistani people, govt for diplomatic, moral support Azerbaijan’s victory against Armenia, liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh celebrated

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Zubair Qureshi

Azerbaijan’s ambassador Ali Alizade on Wednesday thanked Pakistan and Turkey, two sincere and trusted friends, for extending unequivocal support for Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Addressing a seminar titled “Nagorno-Karabakh conflict—Military & Political Resolution,” Ambassador Alizade said his country valued diplomatic, moral and political support extended by the Pakistan government and the people. “Now as the war is over and the Armenian troops have withdrawn or are withdrawing from the occupied territory, we welcome peace as war is not in the interest of a country or nation,” he said.
The seminar was organized by Measac Research Centre (MRC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Azerbaijan to celebrate victory of the Azerbaijan army over Armenian forces and to express solidarity with the people and the government of Azerbaijan.
The seminar was also addressed by Senator Talha Mehmood, Chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Cabinet, Brig (R) Abdul Rehman Bilal and Director General of the MRC, Abdullah Hamid Gul.
The ambassador said according to the ceasefire agreement signed by the Russian and the Azerbaijan Presidents and the Prime Minister of Armenia, the Armenian troops have withdrawn from Nagorno-Karabakh while the adjacent territories would also be evacuated in next 15 days.
The ambassador regretted that some western powers were supporting Armenia despite the fact its occupation was declared unjustified and illegal even by the UN and the world body had passed a number of resolutions asking the country withdraw from the occupied territory. The ambassador expressed gratitude to the Pakistani government, the Foreign Office, the Foreign Minister, the Prime Minister and above all the Pakistani nation that supported Azerbaijan in its just stand politically, morally and diplomatically.
Senator Talha Mehmood while congratulating the ambassador of Azerbaijan on the historic occasion hoped Kashmir too would be liberated from the clutches of the occupying Indian forces and Pakistan too would one day gain its control over the territory that is its integral part.