Armenia–Pakistan relations

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Pakistan-Armenia relations
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Armenia–Pakistan relations refers to international and bilateral relations between Armenia and Pakistan. Due to Pakistan's close ties with Turkey and Azerbaijan, relations with Armenia are poor. Pakistan is the only country that does not recognize Armenia.[1][2][3][4]

The main issue is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is mainly populated with ethnic Armenians, but is recognised by all nations (except Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria, which too lack the recognition of most nations) as being de jure inside the borders of Azerbaijan. Pakistan had supported Azerbaijan during and after the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Because of its close relations with Armenia's adversaries (Turkey and Azerbaijan), Pakistan has been reluctant to recognize the Armenian Genocide[citation needed] and maintains that during the war a large number of Armenians and Muslims were killed[citation needed]. Being the second country after Turkey to recognize Azerbaijan, Pakistan has close relations with Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan supports Pakistan's stand on the Kashmir conflict[citation needed]. Armenia has friendly relations with India, and recognises Kashmir as part of India. Armenia's close relations with India have severely hindered its relations with Pakistan[citation needed].

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