BAKU: Air Chief Sohail Aman, who is in Azerbaijan, has held talks with the government and military officials and discussed matters of mutual interest and cooperation in the field of defense.
The Air Chief assured to provide Super Mushak aircraft to Azerbaijan within specified time period. He said Pakistan will stand by Azerbaijan in every hour of trial.
At the start of the visit, the Air Chief laid floral wreath at the grave of the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Alivev and his wife Zarifa Aliveva, says a press statement issued on Saturday.
Later on, he met with Mr Yaqub Eyyubov, 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Colonel General Kamaladdin Heydarov, Minister of Emergency Situation of Republic of Azerbaijan. During the meetings, the Air Chief underlined the importance of expanding mutual cooperation and resolved to take it to further heights.
He talked about Pakistan’s support to Azerbaijan on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and reiterated that Pakistan would stand with Azerbaijan any hour of need. He also thanked the Azerbaijan government for their support to Pakistan on the burning issue of Kashmir.
The Air Chief also called on Lieutenant General Ramiz Tahirov, Air Force Commander of Azerbaijan in his office. Both the dignitaries remained together for some time and discussed matters of professional and mutual interest.
The Air Chief pledged to meet the timelines of the contract for the provision of Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan. Moreover, he also discussed the prospects of training Azerbaijan Air Force personnel at PAF institutions.
Later in the day, the Air Chief visited Military Academy of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan to deliver a lecture on “Application of Airpower in Asymmetric Warfare”.
Addressing the audience, the Air Chief said that air power with its basic characteristics emerges as the best option in asymmetric warfare and its unique attributes and capabilities provide a wide array of opportunities for application in this form of warfare.
He further said that although Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism, yet it has not diminished its resolve to fight for ensuring peace in the region.