OğuzTV:Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has hailed Azerbaijan’s development as he met with President of the (North)Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku.
“…The people of Pakistan highly appreciate the vision of your distinguished father, the late president Heydar Aliyev, and admire the progress and development of brotherly Azerbaijan under your wise and deft leadership. The progress achieved by Azerbaijan over the past quarter of a century has been remarkable.”
“The development and success of Azerbaijan is a matter of pride for all Muslim countries and a role model for many developing countries,” he said. “I must say that since yesterday we have been very impressed and I said this categorically to Mr President that I have never seen such a clean city in the world.”
“…Baku is surely one of the cleanest cities that I have ever visited,” the Pakistani prime minister said.
On Friday, Prime Minister Sharif received honorary doctorate from Baku State University.
Rector Abel Maharramov presented doctorate to the Pakistani premier in a ceremony that was attended by the university’s students, teaching staff and professors.Nawaz Sharif visited the Heydar Aliyev Museum and met with students.
The BSU rector welcomed Pakistan’s prime minister on behalf of the university staff, highlighting his visit as an historic event.
The rector spoke of the high level strategic alliance between Azerbaijan and Pakistan.
He said Pakistan is the first country to recognise the Khojaly Genocide.
He said official Islamabad did not recognise Armenia as an independent state because of the country’s policy of aggression against Azerbaijan.
The rector then handed a certificate and cloak of honorary doctor to the Pakistani Premier.In his address at the event, Nawaz Sharif expressed his gratitude for honorary doctorate.He praised Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations.Sharif also visited the parliament to meet with its speaker Ogtay Asadov.
They exchanged views on the development of friendly and fraternal relations between the two countries.The Pakistani prime minister also visited the Alley of Honours to lay a wreath at the tomb of national leader, founder and architect of modern Azerbaijani state Heydar Aliyev.He also paid floral tribute at the graves of prominent ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva, outstanding statesman Aziz Aliyev and acclaimed doctor and scientist Tamerlan Aliyev.