A Day of Remembrance: Azerbaijan’s Ambassador Reflects on the Historic Victory of September 27
ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Azerbaijan in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, hosted a poignant gathering to commemorate September 27 as “Remembrance Day,” paying homage to the martyrs and honoring a pivotal victory.
In a solemn ceremony attended by esteemed dignitaries and guests, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Khazar Farhadov, shed light on the significance of this day. He underscored the profound impact of the 44-day Patriotic War, reaching its climax on September 27, 2020, when Azerbaijan successfully liberated its territories from Armenian occupation.
Ambassador Farhadov emphasized that this day serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by Azerbaijani soldiers and officers who displayed remarkable heroism in their fight to uphold their nation’s territorial integrity. He recounted the pivotal moment when Armenia was compelled to sign an act of surrender, marking the end of decades of unlawful occupation.
However, the Ambassador also voiced concern over Armenia’s incomplete implementation of the trilateral statement signed on November 10, 2020. He pointed to ongoing provocations and acts of terrorism, such as recent landmine explosions that tragically claimed civilian lives.
Ambassador Farhadov highlighted the initiation of local anti-terror measures aimed at upholding the provisions of the trilateral statement, securing the withdrawal of Armenia’s armed forces, and reinstating constitutional order in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
He expressed gratitude for Pakistan’s unwavering support during these trying times, acknowledging the nation’s unwavering moral and political backing of Azerbaijan’s just cause. “I extend my heartfelt appreciation to our Pakistani brethren in the media for their unwavering support in bringing Azerbaijan’s realities to the forefront among the Pakistani public and on the international stage,” stated the Ambassador.
Ambassador Farhadov provided updates on the extensive reconstruction and restoration efforts in the newly liberated regions, including the construction of international airports and the revival of cultural centers such as Shusha and Aghdam, which now host international events.
The Ambassador introduced a book titled “The History of the Patriotic War – Personality Factor,” dedicated to the 44-day Patriotic War. This book explores the historical context, the role of national leadership, and the geopolitical consequences of Azerbaijan’s triumph.
Furthermore, he delved into the Western Azerbaijan Community, an advocate for the rights of Azerbaijanis expelled from their ancestral lands, now within Armenia’s borders. Ambassador Farhadov underscored the necessity of a legally binding international agreement to facilitate their return and ensure enduring peace in the region.
The event served as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by Azerbaijan in its quest for peace and territorial integrity, with Pakistan steadfastly standing by its side in these endeavors.