ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (NNI): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said on Sunday that Pakistan stands with Azerbaijan in its quest to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue as per United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.In a tweet, the PM Khan also paid tribute to Azeri forces valiantly defending their territorial integrity.
He also extended felicitation to the President and fraternal people of Azerbaijan on their Independence Day.“I extend warmest felicitations to (President) Ilham Aliyev & fraternal people of Azerbaijan on their Independence Day. We pay tribute to Azeri forces valiantly defending their territorial integrity,” the prime minister said on Twitter.He reiterated that Pakistan stood with Azerbaijan in its quest to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue as per the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions.
Armenia and Azerbaijan said they had agreed on Saturday to a new humanitarian ceasefire from midnight (2000 GMT) in fighting over Azerbaijan’s ethnic Armenian-controlled enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.Both sides had accused each other earlier of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that had failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s. Azerbaijan first declared independence from the Russian Tsar under the chairmanship of Mehmet Emin Resulzade on May 28, 1918, but was occupied by the Soviet Union after a short period of two years. In 1991, Azerbaijan re-established its status as an independent state on Oct.