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Pakistan's Musharraf forges mutual support pact with Azerbaijan Fri Jul 9, 2004 1:19 AM ET BAKU (AFP) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, on the first day of his state visit to the Muslim former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, said that the two countries had agreed to work together on issues including the Kashmir (news - web sites) dispute, Iraq (news - web sites) and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The unique character of our political relations is that we always understand each other and support each other," Musharraf told a press conference after talks with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday. "That finds expression in the Kashmir...problem," he added. "In international questions our positions are also close and on issues of the Islamic world, like the Palestine question, questions of Iraq and Afghanistan (news - web sites), we have agreed to coordinate our actions in future." A tiny state of eight million people bordering Iran and Russia, Azerbaijan has in recent years emerged as a steadfast ally to Pakistan. The two countries are united by a common fight against their non-Muslim neighbours: Pakistan in its conflict with India over Kashmir and Azerbaijan in a 15-year-old dispute with Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. They are also members of the exclusive club of Muslim states which have sided with the United States in its fight against international terrorism, offering logistical and military support to US-led operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Musharraf reciprocated Azerbaijan's backing for Pakistan over Kashmir by saying that his country backed Baku's efforts to regain control over Karabakh, which is under Armenian control. "The occupation of Azerbaijan's regions worries Pakistan and in this question we will constantly support Azerbaijan," said the 60-year-old Pakistani leader. After talks between the Pakistani and Azeri heads of state, the two men and their officials signed a series of agreements covering the tourism trade, customs and combatting the drugs trade and international terrorism. Musharraf said his country was also interested in tapping into Azerbaijan's oil industry expertise -- the country is rich in crude and has been extracting oil for nearly a century -- to help Pakistan exploit its own energy resources."Azerbaijan has great experience," Musharraf told reporters. "We want to use that experience, create joint ventures and work together with Azerbaijan."

Azerbaijan, Turkey sign partnership agreement Tue 17 August 2010 | 07:00 GMT Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul have signed an agreement on strategic partnership and mutual assistance. The two presidents signed the document yesterday evening in Baku, following one-to-one talks and talks involving the two presidential delegations. After the signing ceremony, the presidents addressed a press conference. Neither went into detail about the agreement. "The Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Mutual Assistance that we signed today has great, historic significance. This agreement determines our future activity and will determine friendly and fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey for the coming decades," Ilham Aliyev said. Turkish President Abdullah Gul commented: "Our links in the political sphere are also of great importance. We will continue these links in the same way. The most striking example is the Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Mutual Assistance signed today. Under this agreement, we will reinforce and develop our solidarity."

Photo: Azeri President Ilkham Aliyev (R) and his Pakistani counterpart Pervez Musharraf during the welcoming ceremony held in Baku. Musharraf said that the two countries had agreed to work together on issues including the Kashmir dispute, Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AFP/Oktay Mamedov)

Photo: Azeri President Ilkham Aliyev (right) and his Pakistani Pervez Musharraf review a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony in Baku(AFP/Oktay Namedov)

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul (L) shakes hands with Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev as they meet in Baku, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer (AZERBAIJAN - Tags: POLITICS)