The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, is in Azerbaijan on a three day official visit. The Prime Minister was this morning received by President Ilham Aliev.
The two sides are expected to sign a number of agreements during the visit. Pakistan has traditionally been a strong supporter of Azerbaijan in the international arena, and the two countries co-operate with each other in a number of areas, including defence.
photo: Official welcome ceremony for Prime Minister Sharif of Pakistan, Baku 14 October 2016 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan).
"All those who have been detained while exercising their fundamental right of assembly in accordance with the law must be released immediately", said a statement issued in Brussels by the European Union