On June 3, chairman of the State Customs Committee, customs service Colonel-General Safar Mehdiyev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Bilal Hayee.
The chairman of the Committee expressed satisfaction with the strategic cooperation and fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. He said that our countries were demonstrating mutual support and trust in the issues of international and regional importance. Safar Mehdiyev thanked the state and people of Pakistan for fully supporting the just cause of Azerbaijan on all levels during the 44-day Patriotic War.
Safar Mehdiyev said there was great potential for the development of relations in the field of economy, as well as the organization of customs activity, underlined the importance of increasing trade turnover between the two countries through effective use of opportunities.
Speaking about the reforms carried out in the customs sphere over the recent years under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of the Committee said that thanks to the innovations, Azerbaijan's customs service had become a flexible and dynamic body. Safar Mehdiyev expressed confidence that the exchange of experience and information between the customs authorities of the two countries, the strengthening of comprehensive cooperation would contribute to developing the international trade, as well as improving the people's welfare.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Bilal Hayee thanked for the sincere meeting and extended his congratulations on the victory in the Patriotic War.
Speaking about the cooperation between our countries, the ambassador noted that there were significant opportunities for further deepening not only strategic cooperation, but also economic relations between the two countries, and the expansion of cooperation between relevant agencies, including customs bodies, could give an impetus to the development of this sphere.
Press and Public Affairs Department of the State Customs Committee