Russia values anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan: Moscow

Published: February 11, 2016
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Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov PHOTO: REUTERS

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov PHOTO: REUTERS

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday Russia highly values counter-terrorist cooperation with Pakistan as a key player in the field.

“Pakistan is one of the key countries in the fight against terrorism. In this regard, Russia ofcourse attaches great importance to cooperation with Pakistan,” Peskov said.

Russian Army to hold first mountain drills with Pakistan in 2016

Russia’s Ground Troops Commander Col-Gen Oleg Salyukov announced last month that Russia would hold the first ever joint Russia-Pakistan counter-terrorism exercises in mountainous terrain this year.

“As part of interaction with our foreign colleagues in 2016, we have scheduled seven joint exercises with the involvement of the relevant units of foreign states. The Army will hold the Russian-Vietnamese exercise and the first ever Russian-Pakistani special drills in mountainous terrain,” Salyukov said.

Further, he said that joint anti-terror command and staff exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will be held.

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“The Peace Mission – 2016, the joint drills of peace-keeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization code-named Indestructible Brotherhood, the Frontier-2016 joint command and staff drills, the Indra-2016 Russian-Indian exercises and the Selenga-2016 Russian-Mongolian drills will be held,” the commander added.

This article originally appeared on Sputnik

Reader Comments (5)

  • Abbas
    Feb 11, 2016 - 2:28PM

    Good Job do by Russian in syria Recommend

  • Fahad
    Feb 11, 2016 - 3:00PM

    Beginning an era of military cooperation and trade with Russia is one of the biggest achievements of Nawaz’ foreign policy in this tenure. I’m not a PML-N supporter but at least I give him that.Recommend

  • sputnik
    Feb 11, 2016 - 5:06PM

    we always welcome Russian at our landRecommend

  • Salman Malkani
    Feb 11, 2016 - 5:54PM

    @Fahad:
    It is more to do with Army. Nawaz still has assets in West, he cannot jeopardize that.Recommend

  • Akbar
    Feb 11, 2016 - 6:36PM

    US just gave aid (millions of $’s). Recommend

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