Pakistan reacts to Armenian PM’s allegations over Nagorno-Karabakh
Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday reacted to allegations levelled by Armenian Prime Minister regarding the Azerbaijan and Armenia conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“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,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
It added, “We categorically reject these baseless and unwarranted comments by the Armenian Prime Minister.”
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.
“It is regrettable that leadership of Armenia, to cover up its illegal actions against Azerbaijan, is resorting to irresponsible propaganda, which it must stop,” 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-defence against any aggression.”
It added, “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.”