Islamabad Declaration was approved by the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey

Baku, January 14, AZERTAC.

At the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and with the participation of H.E. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, and Hon. Mr. Djeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the second round of the Trilateral Dialogue of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the three countries was held in Islamabad on January 13, 2021, reports AZERTAC alleging to the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan .

A statement on the results of the meeting was signed. The Islamabad Declaration reads:

“The ministers,

Highlighting the cordial ties between the three countries, based on fraternity, historical and cultural ties, mutual respect and trust;

Desiring to further deepen cooperation based on the results of the first trilateral meeting held in Baku on 30 November 2017, in all spheres of common interest, including the political, strategic, commercial, economic, peace and security spheres, scientific and technological and cultural;

Aware of the important contributions of Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan to promoting peace, stability and development in their respective regions and of the mutual desire of their peoples to continue promoting these ideals of shared prosperity and security in the wider region;

Aware of the myriad emerging challenges and threats facing their countries, including, but not limited to, threats from foreign-sponsored acts of terrorism, cyberattacks, hybrid forms of warfare, targeted disinformation campaigns, and growing trends of Islamophobia affecting the peaceful coexistence of Muslim communities in many countries;

Expressing grave concern at the serious violations of human rights and crimes against humanity committed against Muslim communities in various parts of the world;

Fully aware of the far-reaching consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as the vulnerability of the respective regions to the adverse effects of climate change;

Expressing its solidarity with the Government and people of Azerbaijan in their efforts to rebuild and rehabilitate the liberated territories;

And reaffirming the commitment to develop a regional consensus for peace and development;

They reiterated their firm and unequivocal support for the safeguarding and defense of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the inviolability of the international borders of their respective States;

They agreed to intensify joint efforts to combat Islamophobia, discrimination and the persecution of Muslim minorities, in particular in regional and international forums;

Acknowledged the contribution of the Istanbul-Asia Heart Process to peace, stability and economic prosperity in Afghanistan and the region, and appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to facilitate a political solution to the problems in the region, and expressed support for the Afghan-led and Afghan-controlled peace process;

They renewed their determination to strengthen cooperation in the field of peace and security, in accordance with various international and regional instruments, in order to combat all forms and manifestations of terrorism, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking, narcotics, trafficking in people, money laundering, crimes against cultural and historical heritage and cyber crimes;

They reaffirmed the most recent OIC resolution 10/47-Pol on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, passed in Niamey in November 2020, and the communications of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, and expressed deep concern about the unilateral acts of August 5, 2019, the continuing and serious human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and the efforts to change its demographic structure, and reiterated its position of principle for a peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. conformity with relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;

They resolved to support a just, sustainable and realistic and mutually accepted solution to the Cyprus question, as well as to the issues in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean, on the basis of international law;

They reiterated their support for the end of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the normalization of relations on the basis of sovereignty and territorial integrity and the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;

They pledged to promote cooperation in the fields of defense and security, in particular through the exchange of best practices, capacity building, new and emerging technologies and the regular exchange of visits;

It discussed the far-reaching consequences for economic growth and public health due to the COVID 19 pandemic, agreed to exchange information, research, expertise and best practices, and called for increased international cooperation and solidarity to address the challenge effectively and comprehensively, taking into account the financial and capacity constraints of developing countries;

It decided to intensify and deepen cooperation to improve trilateral trade and investment and encouraged the relevant ministries of the three countries to develop a robust action plan with concrete recommendations on the reduction of customs duties, tariff and non-tariff barriers. , transportation costs, better coordination between the banking sectors and the protection of mutual investments, for their consideration and approval by the leaders;

Determined to improve cooperation on regional connectivity in transport, trade, energy, people-to-people contacts, education, social and cultural exchange, tourism, and information and communication technologies, including through the improvement and strengthening of air, rail and road links and regional connectivity initiatives in various regional forums;

Underlined the need to intensify cooperation on food and energy security, environment, sustainable development and climate change, and called for greater international cooperation to respond in a timely manner and achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030;

Agreed to periodically convene trilateral meetings on an annual basis in alphabetical order;

It also agreed to hold the third session of the trilateral meetings in Turkey on mutually agreed dates in 2022 “.

AZERTAG.AZ :Islamabad Declaration was approved by the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey

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