Pakistan and Russia inch closer further on defence cooperation

Pakistan and Russia inch closer further on defence cooperation
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*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Russia at the second round of Joint Military Consultative Committee in Moscow discussed defense cooperation.*

The Pakistani delegation was led by Defense Secretary Ikram-ul-Haq while Russian side by Deputy Defense Minister Alexander V Fomin, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

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.

A third round of the consultative committee will be held next year in Pakistan.

Defence