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Baku, Islamabad discuss regional, int’l co-op

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By Vugar Khalilov

Baku and Islamabad have discussed cooperation in bilateral and multilateral platforms, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported on January 26.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and his Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi praised the high level of development of bilateral ties in a variety of areas during a phone call. They emphasized that cooperation is carried out successfully on both the bilateral and multilateral levels.

"Referring to the December meeting of the Azerbaijan-Pakistan Intergovernmental Joint Cooperation Commission in Baku, the sides stressed the importance of expanding cooperation in all areas," the ministry said.

The ministers expressed satisfaction with the intensity of interactions between the two countries over the past year, both at the level of foreign ministries and other government agencies.

The parties also talked about the 30th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic relations, which will be celebrated in 2022.

Furthermore, the ministers discussed the outcomes of the extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's Council of Foreign Ministers, which was held in Islamabad on December 19, last year, and was dedicated to the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani foreign minister invited his Azerbaijani counterpart to the 48th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to be held in Islamabad.

The parties also discussed other regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The parliaments of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Pakistan have all signed the Baku Declaration on Cooperation. The document was signed on July 27, 2021, following a trilateral meeting of the speakers of the three countries' parliaments.

In 2020, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Pakistan was $13.2 million, with $1.6 million in exports and $11.6 million in imports. The two countries' trade turnover was $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Pakistan was one of the first countries to express political support for Azerbaijan during the 44-day war with Armenia in 2020.

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Some 24,674 unemployed get jobs in 2022

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The State Employment Agency under the Labor and Social Security Ministry has provided jobs for around 24,674 unemployed and job seekers in January-April 2022, Azernews reports.

Of those involved in the active employment program, 13,736 were provided with suitable jobs, while about 4,325 people were involved in the self-employment program to start small businesses. The ministry is helping them to establish small businesses in accordance with their business plans.

The agency also involved 1,023 unemployed people in vocational training in the first four months of the year. Within the framework of cooperation with employers, these people were provided with advanced training courses in various areas and work was started to provide them with employment.

The ministry takes consistent measures to provide social support to vulnerable groups of the population, including martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the war.

Social support measures taken by Azerbaijan’s Labor and Social Security Ministry covered more than 30,000 citizens, including members of martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the Armenian aggression since the end of the 44-day war with Armenia in November 2020.

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President of Kazakhstan to attend CSTO jubilee session

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President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived in Moscow Sunday evening to attend a CSTO jubilee session, Kazinform has learned from the Akorda press service, Trend reports.

The session dated to 30 years of signing of the Collective Security Treaty and 20 years since the establishment of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is set to take place on 16 May in Moscow.

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Turkish FM meets with Finnish, Swedish counterparts

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Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu on May 14 held a tripartite meeting with his Swedish counterpart, Ann Linde, and his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto, in Berlin amid discussions that Turkey could block their NATO membership bid, Trend reports citing Hurriyet Daily News.

“I met with my Swedish and Finnish counterparts in Berlin on the fringes of the NATO Foreign Ministers Informal Meeting,” Cavushoglu said on Twitter.

Ahead of the meeting, the minister reiterated that the countries wanting to be NATO members must avoid supporting PKK and YPG and said he would discuss this issue with his Finnish and Swedish counterparts.

Cavushoglu emphasized that Sweden and Finland clearly support the PKK/YPG, saying, “This affects the feelings of our people negatively, despite all our warnings.”

“Therefore, a country that will be an ally should not support the PKK/YPG, the terrorist organization that attacks us every day, kills our soldiers, our police and our civilians,” he added.

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