Pak, Russia agree to deepen bilateral ties

Pak, Russia agree to deepen bilateral ties

Pakistan and Russia have agreed to further deepen cooperation in all fields of mutual interest including energy and defence.

This agreement was reached at a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi.

The Prime Minister underscored that Pakistan attaches priority to its relations with the Russian Federation.

The two sides expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory of bilateral relations and agreed to forge a long term and multi-dimensional partnership between the two countries.

Exchanging views on the regional situation, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi informed his Russian counterpart about the prevailing situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan's efforts to resolve all outstanding issues with India peacefully and through dialogue.

Both the leaders also agreed to continue efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi attended a reception hosted by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The reception was given in honour of Heads of Governments and representatives of SCO Member States, Observers and Dialogue Partners.