Oct 18, 2020, 8:18 AM
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Pakistan rejects alleged military support to Azerbaijan

Islamabad, Oct 18, IRNA -- Pakistani Government strongly rejected allegation of military support to Azerbaijan made by the Armenian Prime Minister that Pakistan Special Forces were taking part in the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh with Azeri forces, calling it a negative propaganda.

Pakistan foreign ministry in a statement on Saturday said: We have seen the transcript of Armenian Prime Minister’s interview on 15 October with a Russian TV referring to some unsubstantiated reports alleging involvement of Pakistani special forces alongside Azerbaijani army in the ongoing conflict.

“We categorically reject these baseless and unwarranted comments by the Armenian Prime Minister,” it said.

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has also clarified his stance on the matter stating that Azerbaijani forces are strong enough to defend their homeland and do not need the help of foreign forces.

The statement said: for our part, we wish to make clear that Pakistan has consistently extended diplomatic, moral and political support to Azerbaijan. Pakistan will continue to stand by the brotherly nation of Azerbaijan and support its right of self-defense against any aggression.

“We believe that long-term peace and normalization of relations between the two parties would depend on the complete and comprehensive implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions and withdrawal of Armenian forces from Azerbaijani territories,” said the statement.

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