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Pakistani prime minister expresses support to Azerbaijan on Karabakh conflict

18 October 2020 [14:10] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend


Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan expressed support to Azerbaijan in defending of its territorial integrity, Trend reports citing Khan's Twitter.

"I extend warmest felicitations to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and fraternal people of Azerbaijan on their Independence Day. We pay tribute to Azerbaijani forces valiantly defending their territorial integrity. Pakistan stands with Azerbaijan in its quest to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh issue as per United Nations Security resolutions," he wrote.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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