Pakistan, Russia discuss regional security at defence talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia on Tuesday discussed defense cooperation at the second round of the Joint Military Consultative Committee in Moscow.

 

Pakistan delegation was led by Defense Secretary Lt Gen (retd) Ikram-ul-Haq while Russian side was led by Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin. The two sides exchanged views on regional security besides holding in-depth discussions on exploring and identifying areas of mutual cooperation including military training, joint exercises, intelligence cooperation and issues relating to defense industrial cooperation.

They agreed to ensure effective follow-up and implementation of the decisions taken during the meeting.

The two sides expressed the hope that the joint military consultative committee would play a vital role in enhancing defense cooperation. They agreed to hold the third round of the consultative committee next year in Pakistan.

 
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