Pakistan will always support Azerbaijan, speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, who attended the first consultative meeting of Eurasia parliament speakers in Moscow, told AZERTAC’s special correspondent.

He noted that Pakistan has always backed peaceful settlement of all conflicts, adding “ but if Azerbaijan will have no choice in settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, we are ready to demonstrate every support to fraternal country.”

Pakistan was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Azerbaijan on December 12, 1991. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on June 9, 1992. The Pakistan Embassy to Azerbaijan was opened on March 12, 1993.Azerbaijani Embassy to Pakistan was opened on August 24, 1997.

Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy good relations in various spheres.

Pakistan supported Azerbaijan during and after the Nagorno-Karabakh War in early 1990s and it is one of the few countries that do not have any diplomatic relations with Armenia due to the ongoing occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized lands.