Pakistan, Russia agree to step up defence cooperation

The agreement was reached during a meeting in Moscow between Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.



By Our Correspondent

Published: Sat 18 Apr 2015, 12:34 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:38 PM

Pakistan and Russia have agreed to enhance defence cooperation, which includes conducting joint military exercises, in yet another show of improvement of ties between the former Cold War rivals.

The agreement was reached during a meeting in Moscow between Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, said a statement issued here by  the Defence Ministry.

“Joint participation in military exercises will be promoted,” said the statement. “There was consensus that a multipolar world would ensure peace and balance in international relations.” Asif is on an official visit to Moscow to attend the regional security conference.

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