Pakistan, Russia reaffirm readiness to develop bilateral military cooperation

MOSCOW, Russia: Pakistan and Russia held the Second Round of Joint Military Consultative Committee in Moscow, wherein they reaffirmed their readiness to develop bilateral cooperation especially military, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

During the talks, Pakistani delegation was led by the Defense Secretary Ikram-ul-Haq while the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander V Fomin led his side.

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 defence industrial cooperation.

They agreed to ensure effective follow up and implementation of the decisions taken during the meeting. They expressed the hope that the joint military consultative committee would play a vital role in enhancing defence cooperation.

The two sides agreed to hold the third Round of the Joint Military Consultative Committee next year in Pakistan.