Pakistan and Azerbaijan have geared up to boost bilateral ties, especially tourism as Baku has decided to start direct flights between the two countries.
The flag carrier of Azerbaijan will shortly begin direct flights to Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, according to its ambassador Khazar Farhadov. To match Turkiye’s $6 billion trade volume, Azerbaijan aims to boost trade with Pakistan.
During his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), the ambassador engaged with the business community and praised direct flights run by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for boosting tourism.
Farhadov argued that Azerbaijan Airlines’ direct flights would help boost bilateral commerce between the two friendly countries.
Along with commerce, Islamabad and Baku were concentrating on enhancing ties in the areas of banking, IT, tourism, energy, transport, and the health sector.
The envoy also stated that Pakistani businesses should take advantage of the fact that Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has waived customs duties on imports of rice from that country.
In addition, he recommended that the Pakistani business community work together to choose companies for these working groups so that the private sector could take the lead in advancing bilateral collaboration.